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It’s not every month that we see menswear patterns in burda style magazine, but in our April issue there were two new summer styles we just had to share with you! In this post we have also gathered some of our favorite men’s patterns on the site along with inspiration from member projects.

We hope that you will feel inspired to make something for yourself, a friend, significant other, or dad perhaps (Father’s Day is coming up!). Make the perfect summer shirt or a fun vest! Scroll down for inspiration!

Two new men’s patterns from burda style magazine: Hawaiian Shirt and Summer Shorts

The Men’s Linen Shirt is one of our all-time favorite menswear patterns on the site. Just imagine how great this shirt would be in a yellow or peach-colored linen.

The Men’s Summer Shirt is a great casual shirt. We love what member, ttnora from Hungary has done with the contrasting stitching in her project Twins (top right) and what la inglesita from Spain has done with the pocket lining in the project She made this (bottom right). It’s all about the details!

Our Andrew Cardigan is a great basic cardigan. Member kitzler from Canada used contrasting shades of green (bottom right) and Ophelia K from Japan makes her version (top right) in a striped fabric with contrasting cuffs.

You can never go wrong with our Jason Vest, it has a classic look and a slim fit. David’s version (top right) is a minimalistic take on this classic style. He scrapped the pockets and buttons and gave the bottom a straight cut. We are absolutely in love with Ralf Schmitz’s Vest In denim with color blocking in two different denims and not to mention the amazing craftsmanship behind it!

Two versions of our Amin zip up jacket – one in a gorgeous knit fabric and the other in an stunning Pendleton wool.

As you can tell, our Jochen pants pattern is very versatile. Make a classic pair of slacks, chinos, or shorts. The chinos on the top right are by Toronto-based member oodko and the shorts are by lonemoose of New Zealand.

Last but not least, three versions of our Jakob shirt – the original on the left, a short sleeved version by Tokyo member verypurpleperson (top right) and a fun take with a vintage E.T. print fabric for the yoke by Krysia in Ohio.

Happy sewing!

- Emmy and Jamie


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    Jun 7, 2012, 10.36 AMby gladi gladi

    Nice blog.. i have also heard about this.. German fashion house Hugo Boss AG, which generates the vast majority of its sales from menswear, is targeting sales gains of 50 percent to 3 billion euros by 2015, helped by a cultural shift around the world that has led more men to be interested in fashion and invest in their appearance… click here

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    May 17, 2012, 06.30 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    I am just gearing up to make the Jason vest – looking froward to trying more men’s wear!

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    May 16, 2012, 06.20 PMby JPGagnon

    Love love love. I officially have too many projects for the summer. ~Jason

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    May 2, 2012, 10.22 AMby klutzy

    I really like the Amin jackets. Where can I find fabrics like those??

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    May 1, 2012, 12.48 AMby loftythebold

    good stuffs looking forewards to more

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    Apr 29, 2012, 10.04 AMby freaky-philomeen

    hearing about the versatility of the jochen pants brings up one question: is there any good advice of how to make a straight (or bootcut) pattern into a narrow/slim fit-leg?

    I have tried to do it by taking in the seams on one or both sides of the leg…but then the seams tend to move to the front side!! I hope, someone understands this question ;)))

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    Apr 28, 2012, 11.18 AMby Testosterone

    Men…and more of them please.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 04.13 PMby pumpkinpatches

    yay menswear!! Much needed!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 12.44 PMby martinK

    thanks for paying more attention on menfashion, that’s what we need!!!!!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 09.33 AMby joost52

    Yay for more menswear :) No I just need to find the time to make stuff!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 07.05 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear emmy and jamie! thank you for this article and also for using one of my creations :-) you made my day and turned me into a happy person today!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 03.55 AMby annie-p

    Very timely. My husband has just asked for ‘an overshirt for travelling, with big pockets for passport, boarding pass, etc.’. I’m toying with the idea of Burda 7359 but the pockets are a bit of an issue. The summer shirt looks good, but I was hoping to avoid sewing a separate collar and collar band.

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