I can hardly express how excited I am to be offering you our very first men’s pattern.
This pattern came about because you asked for it, honestly. So many people told me they wanted a casual men’s shirt with some vintage style, but without the boxy vintage fit. That is exactly what I set out to create for you.
But the real fun in this was the details. Men’s shirts have a very specific construction. It’s almost like a recipe – once you’ve mastered one, you can whip up all kinds of shirts based on this basic pattern.
The challenge is that some of these construction details can be rather tricky. The sleeve placket, the cuffs, the yoke can all leave you scratching your head if you’ve never done them before. I wanted to make this easier, to make the pattern almost like a little sewing lesson.
So, Negroni is the most comprehensive pattern yet. I’ve carefully illustrated the steps for you, showing you exactly how to create this professional-looking shirt with flat felled seams, cuff and placket, and collar loops. I’ve even included a free download for more pocket variations you can try!
Negroni is what is sometimes called a “camp shirt.” It has a convertible collar, meaning that it can be worn open or closed and still lays flat. There’s no tricky collar band, since it’s a more casual shirt, not meant to be worn with a tie. It has the classic collar loop found on midcentury shirts, flat felled seams throughout, a back yoke, and either long or short sleeves. It looks great in flannel (obviously!), but would look equally wonderful in a soft chambray, shot cotton, linen, or a nice cotton shirting.
And the best part is that you can get this pattern in time for the holidays! If you’ve got a special guy or two in your life, get the pattern and make one now, or give him the pattern and let him choose the perfect fabric with you. I’m planning to whip up one or two myself for the men on my list.
By the way, the name for this pattern comes from the Negroni cocktail, a classic Italian apertif that’s bitter, refreshing, and very vibrant.
Buy Negroni now in the shop!