November 20, 2015


The holidays are almost here (yay!), and I wanted to announce the shipping schedule for Threadbare Fabrics.

The actual store will remain open throughout December, however orders placed between December 5 and 27 will ship beginning the week of December 28. We'll be traveling and spending time with family and friends, so shipping will be delayed.

If denim is on your holiday wishlist, please make sure to order before the end of day on December 4.

We've been really thrilled with the support everyone's given to Threadbare Fabrics these last two months, and we can't wait to bring some new fabric into the store for the new year. 

Please feel free to email me with any questions, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to hear about new fabrics, news and discount codes first. 

November 11, 2015


So I promise this blog isn't turning into a men's only sewing blog (although I do very much enjoy men's sewing), and I even have a huge backlog of my own projects to photograph/post (a very special jacket, a coat, several shirts, etc!).

However, I'm here today to share my version of the newest pattern from Kelli at True Bias - the Men's Hudson Pant! For some reason, I've never posted any of the 4 or 5 versions I've made myself from the women's pattern - but I'm happy to share Jeremy's today!
Pattern: True Bias Men's Hudson Pant
Size: 36
Modifications: None! (But I did use the tester version which has since been updated)
Fabric: French terry from Michael Levine Loft, tie from the trim section of Joann's

I was lucky enough to test this pattern, and just so you know, there have been a few changes made to the pattern during the testing process (the legs are a bit longer, the pockets a bit deeper, some fabric has been taken out of the back thigh, etc). However, Jeremy likes these just as they are.
First off, I cannot rave enough - if you've never used one of Kelli's patterns, then you are in for a real treat. Her PDF patterns are by far the best I've ever used, and I actually enjoy putting them together. The instructions are impeccable, and her patterns go together so easily. That's all just my personal opinion though!
For sizing, Kelli suggests using your intended recipient's actual measurements - so I made Jeremy a straight 36. His RTW size is more of a 34, and his hips did fit into a 34 for this pattern, but I stuck with 36 based on his waist. The fit is spot on, and there's a decent amount of wiggle room because you choose the final waist measurement (by cutting the elastic to fit). 
For the fabric, I chose a French terry (I suspect cotton & poly) from the LA garment district, and I think it worked perfectly. Kelli also recommends ponte knit, terry, and stretchy sweatshirt knit. I think if these were made up in a solid ponte, they could really be dressed up or down. Jeremy likes them for lounging around the house, but they have been worn to the grocery store. A solid color knit would give you a very J.Crew look that could be worn with a button up.
Overall, this is a fantastic pattern to put together, and to sew up - with dynamite results. If you've never made menswear, this would be such a great place to start. And you can now make Hudsons for yourself and your whole family