IndieSew - Just sharing a cool resource


#1

I found this site a few months back called IndieSew and I wanted to share. They feature sewing patterns and fabrics from lesser known designers. I also like that they have an advanced search where I can include sizing as plus sizes are often impossible to find in patterns.


#2

Plus sizes are super hard to find, thanks for sharing!

Edit- I don’t see anything for men, bummer.


#3

Yeah, sorry! My hope is by sharing maybe some of our budding designers at DMS will be able to put their designs up too.


#4

no need to apologize, that’s not your fault! It has always been difficult to get patterns as a larger guy; its why I mostly reverse engineer things these days.

Now seriously, if anyone knows where I can get a plus size men’s suit pattern, I need one… for reasons…I’ve had little luck finding one over the years.


#5

I knew there had to be a site like this somewhere, but my google-fu failed me.

Thanks for the link!


#6

I am under the impression that @Hardsuit and Astrud can draft patterns. Failing that, I could give a “Hacking your Pattern” class, although that wouldn’t be anytime soon… Like, maybe January. Or June…


#7

A plus size pattern maker for women that I like is Cashmerette. For men I’d suggest looking at Thread Theory. They don’t have suits per se, but trousers, pants, button down shirts, etc.


#8

I have their peacoat pattern, very well designed.

If you kinda know what you’re doing, you can adjust it for a single breasted suit jacket (what I’m trying to do)


#9

“Slopers” are your friend… (mock-up made of cheap fabric to check fit…)


#10

Ooh, I forgot but Jalie and Hot Patterns also have men’s patterns.


#11

Below is the link to a publication “Sewing For Men And Boys” which shows you how to alter patterns for different men’s sizes:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B60hHfEV5t6mVkZ0ZlhGenJaQ2M/view?usp=sharing