Wednesday, June 30, 2021

My Stylish High End Nephew!

My husband and his nephew (Allen) have a special relationship. I heard about it back when we were dating.  Because he lived in another state, I didn't actually meet him until years after we were married.  Well, recently within the last three years he has really been very present in our lives. He has a very kind demeaner and will do anything for my husband. Let's say he's more like a younger brother to us than a nephew. Anywoooo, he is quite stylish and a "Label" man. He wears Gucci, Ralph, Louie and buys expensive cologne. So, imagine my surprise when he mentions to me - Auntie, I want some fuchsia shorts! ๐Ÿ˜‚

He said he has been looking everywhere and I believed him because he loves stylish clothes! I just happened to be sitting in my sewing room as we were talking. I asked him would linen do? Linen is a premium fabric and I knew it would be of his standard. So out from the stash table came some - you guessed it fuchsia linen. It had been taking up stash room for about three years and I had a lot of it so why not.  Now, I do NOT sew for anyone except my son so he understood the magnitude of my yes

I told him, I will do everything just be ready when I need you.  He was quite excited and said this was his first custom garment. I prepped my machines and got to work. Not only was this a good opportunity to flex my menswear muscle, I could also do my Janome project. (I'm a Maker ya know! LOL!!I measured my nephew that day and we had one fitting and the rest is photo history.

The pocket was embroidered by my Janome Horizon 15000.  Such a smooth and flawless job it does! The monogram is one of many designs that come on the machine! 

I used the Airthread 2000D to serge the fussy linen edges. I also had fuchsia serger threads to make pretty insides. I made sure I lined the inside of the shorts to minimize the wrinkle factor. They have elastic at the waist, a fly zip and wooden beads to finish off the shorts.

He absolutely loves his "custom linen fuchsia shorts" and I am the best Auntie ever๐Ÿ’–!  I love my title and loved sewing for him was fun. Allen, I know you will read this and the answer is still no! We ๐Ÿ’˜you to the moon and back!

He wears them well. Real men wear fuchsia!

They look Great! If I do say so myself!

This post is also featured on Janome's website!

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  1. They look sew,sew good on him! Of course you had fushia linen in your stash! Lol!

    1. Thanks Auntie Carrie!! It was a fun project!!


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