Friday, April 4, 2014

Comox Men's Trunks Sew-Along

I love a good sew-along. 

I love to sew for Mr. Toad.

I love a quick sew.

I have found a way to combine all three!

Jedediah pants
Thread Theory is having a sew-along for their newest pattern the Comox Trunk! I am just now getting to add this to my Patterns for Men page, even though it has been out for a few weeks. 

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to get this pattern. But with the download only $7.50 and with it on sale for 30% off (until Midnight 4/4/2014), I just had to try these out. Plus, they are having a sew-along. 

Strathcona Henley
While I was buying these, I decided to buy the Jedediah Pants and the Strathcona Henley patterns as well. Mr. Toad has seen both of these and has made a request.

The pants will most likely be made as shorts first, since our Sacramento summer is fast approaching any day now. The Henley may not be as immediate, but he might want it before his next camping trip.

Goldstream Pea Coat
What Oldest Son wants, and his girlfriend has given permission for, is the Goldstream Pea Coat. They just finished a sew-along for this using traditional tailoring techniques. I've decided to go with the included directions, since I am still struggling with finishing the safari jacket I still need to buy the pea coat pattern. I haven't yet because I am afraid I might want to get started on it.

Back to the trunk Comex Trunk sew-along, the first post will be on the Thread Theory blog tomorrow and the last instructional post will be on April 16 or 18. There is even a drawing from those who have their finished photos posted by May 5th!

The drawing will be for a large variety of supplies to sew "a drawer full of trunks," as she put it.

Anyone else willing to give this a try?


  1. I won't be joining, but the trunks look like something my hubby would wear. I have never sewn anything for him and hope to make something this year. I know Mr. Toad will appreciate the trunks, and that Pea Coat is nice!

    1. The first thing I sewed for Mr. Toad were pajamas. This is a great first project because fit is not a big deal. Oldest Son, had a pea coat and loved it. I don't remember how, but it was ruined. He has looked around for one he wants, and this is it.


  2. This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself..

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