There are some great guys in my life. My husband first and Dad of course but also my hubby's friends who I like to have a beer with too. One of those is the Hunter. He fishes, makes sausage from scratch and kills for his meat. Plus he's a good friend. Well one night after drinking and talking about sewing, which they indulge me with, we some how made a deal that I would sew him a fleece shirt.
The Hunter is a big guy at 6'3" and he needs big clothes, good thing Grandma had a roll of green fleece in the basement! So I made him a big fleecey zipped shirt to wear hunting. He was kind enough to take some pictures in it. These are his hunting moves.
I used Simplicity pattern 4975 for husky boys and big and tall men. That joke won't get old, husky boy Hunter. It was a new experience working with fleece. I found it to be forgiving on one hand but also hard to fix mistakes too. Picking out a section just didn't seem possible with the layers of tiny fibers. Then again the 'bad' stitches get sucked into the fabric so you can't really see them any how.
Sewing for men has a different feel than quilting or even pouch making. It won't be used by me and it's too big to even try on! One nice detail on this is the vintage cuff buttons. Next I will be finishing a button down shirt for Hubby as a belated Christmas gift. Having the experience of this one will help out for next time; like not sewing two left handed sleeves! Ha!
Have you done any man sewing lately?