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Men’s suit patterns

brandy | Posted in Patterns on

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I am looking for a pattern for a men’s suit. I can modify it but cannot find anything to start from. Does anyone know where I can locate a good selection of men’s patterns? My husband really does not need any more pj’s. – Thanks.

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  1. Jen_Donnelly | | #1

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    Vogue has a few- check out their catalog.

    1. Lucky_Weddigen | | #2

      *Burda also has a couple. Burda is known for good fit but be aware - it is a European cut, not as realxed as American style.

      1. L_Schmitt | | #3

        *Although you can buy "suit" patterns, I would recommend that you look for the best jackets and trousers individually. I've had the best luck with the Neue Mode jacket patterns. Of course what works best depends upon the individual. I have noticed, however, that the Burda jacket patterns, oftentimes, although all measurements appear to indicate a satisfactory fit, require considerable redrafting of the side front pieces -- it appears that these jackets are designed for a very young body with exaggerated posture. Whatever pattern you select, do a "muslin" out of the main pattern pieces and, if you decide you can't handle the alterations, discard and move on to different pattern. At present, I would recommend Neue Mode 22269.Trouser patterns are another matter entirely. Many of the Neue Mode trouser patterns are much too generous. And many times the Burda trouser patterns are so fitted on the backside that the wearer looks abnormally flattened. For the moment, I like Neue Mode 21453 and Burda 3147.

        1. L_Schmitt | | #4

          *Although you can buy "suit" patterns, I would recommend that you look for the best jackets and trousers individually. I've had the best luck with the Neue Mode jacket patterns. Of course what works best depends upon the individual. I have noticed, however, that the Burda jacket patterns, oftentimes, although all measurements appear to indicate a satisfactory fit, require considerable redrafting of the side front pieces -- it appears that these jackets are designed for a very young body with exaggerated posture. Whatever pattern you select, do a "muslin" out of the main pattern pieces and, if you decide you can't handle the alterations, discard and move on to different pattern. At present, I would recommend Neue Mode 22269.Trouser patterns are another matter entirely. Many of the Neue Mode trouser patterns are much too generous. And many ti

          1. sheri_post | | #5

            *Dear Brandy and L SchmittI have made many mens suits, and the best fitting ones are the European patterns.ie neue modealso, I have taken Jean Hardy type RidingPatterns and made mens jackets from them.They tend to be a bit more form fitting but with higher armscye,hence better movement.I have a request from DH now..this will be his first suit from me..andhe would like1. Side reliefs built into the suit. This is where there is almost like a godet built in backwards into the side seam but fastened somehow with elastic?2. Double breasted without the double buttons.......he couldnt just want a normal suit.sigh.regards, and tia!!!sheri

          2. sheri_post | | #6

            *hi allI went to Kalamazoo this Saturday and went intoFields Fabrics there. DH went to his music storesso I had about 1/2 hour without distraction.Sheesh! Mens suit patterning is pretty sad.I bookmarked the Neue Mode and when DH came inI asked him to look at them and he said, finethe longer lapel model looked good, so I boughtthat one.I dont have to worry now about side reliefs anddouble breasted.Although I was looking through my dressage forriding coats and they are double breasted.Hmmm.regards,sheri post

          3. Lynn_Gendron | | #7

            *Www.monsterpatterns.com has some mens patterns in their Vogue section and a few in the other categories (Butterick, Simplicity, Mccalls, Green Pepper). However, if you send them email, they will pull and load a category you request.

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