The chicken or the egg, do men not sew because they aren't interested or because there are so few patterns available to them? That's been a discussion on sewing boards and several blogs over the last few years. The big 4 have a scant few patterns available, and most of them aren't very appealing to anyone who wants to dress fashionably or dress at all for that matter. That may change if Hot Patterns starts designing for men. If you are on the Hot Patterns email list you may have already seen this news, but for those of you who aren't, Trudy and Jeremy are interested in producing a jeans pattern for men. Trudy made a successful pair for Jeremy recently but they can't afford to spend the production time on it if there isn't enough interest. So they propose that you pre order the pattern and if there is enough interest they will have the patterns ready for a September 1st delivery. Here it is and if you are interested, head over to Hot Patterns and order yourself a copy.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.