Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Red Carpet Rolls On...

So yesterday's post was dedicated to the standout sirens of the Academy Awards, and all the girls in the office had a good "ooh" and "aah" over some of the lovely frocks.

But you, my dear reader, know that on the arm of every well heeled woman is an equally splendidly groomed man (or as you'll see below, on the arm of another man). So I decided it was time to honour the best dressed blokes!

But first, David Beckham.
Can we cut out Tom Cruise and put me in there?
Insert your own caption here. Mine sounded a bit like "unff", followed by exclamations of "not fair!"

I was a little overwhelmed by all the tuxedos so we've whittled our Best Dressed selection down to the Boys in Blue. 

Midnight & Navy were the standout trend for the Blokes - click for a closer look
Tom Ford wearing, well, Tom Ford.
Gerard Butler in Ferragamo
Bradley Cooper in YSL
Zachary Quinto and JC Chandor in almost matching YSL
Christopher Plummer (easily the biggest gentleman on the planet) in a vintage velvet tux

We're not going to leave the blokes out of the sewing stakes either. Want to replicate those gorgeous Velvet tuxedo jackets?

The Pattern:
Vogue Mens V2383:
Please don't make the white one. PLEASE I BEG YOU.
The Fabric:

100% Cotton Velveteen
100% Cotton Velveteen, 112cm,$14.95m

*TIP: When sewing with velveteen or other pile fabrics such as velvet and corduroy, make sure the nap (pile) is going in the same direction for all of your pattern pieces - otherwise sleeves or other parts may appear a different colour to the rest of your garment.

We'd love to see what you create!
I'm going back to look at David Beckham now.

The Insider


  1. I must say I am loving the more regular updates on this blog. Please keep up the good work. Totally agree on the David Beckham thing by the way. :-)

  2. Was inspired by this post to head into my local to buy some velveteen only to find it wasn't in store yet. Would of been nice to mention an arrival date or that it wasn't in stores yet

  3. So pleased to have found this blog. Love to shop at Spotty. Would love to see a feature on Gretchen Hirsch's new fabric range please and a few of us Vintage Seamstresses would love to know if you will be stocking more of her range, and if it will be in the natural fibres she has rolled out in the US. Thanks in advance