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Runway Outfit - Bolton and Manchester

Added Jun 8, 2013

by ThreadTheory

Victoria, Canada






I have been a student at the Pacific Design Academy for the last year and as part of the program will be having my first runway show on June 22nd! My collection is inspired by 1940s British wartime values of “make do and mend” as well as the B.C. west coast. Here is one of my outfits which I’ve called the Bolton Shirt and Manchester Pants after the area of England that my family is from.

I’ve written and posted photos about a few of the other outfits in my collection on my blog. I am toying with the idea of having these made into sewing patterns to put up on Thread Theory Designs Inc., my menswear sewing pattern website. What do you think? Should I branch into a line of women’s patterns?

Material Notes

Shirt: Hemp knit, Nettle and Bamboo shoulder and back details, brass buttons. Pants: Tencel, leather for buckles.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Jul 21, 2013, 04.56 AMby slitherydee

    This looks so good and in a knit! It looks so comfortable and no ironing, haha. I would definitely buy this pattern if you sold it on your site.

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    Jun 22, 2013, 02.28 PMby littlegreykoala

    Definitely! I would love to make those trousers!

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    Jun 15, 2013, 01.31 PMby katrinahueniken

    Loooove this, I am absolutely dying over that detail on the pants :)

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    Jun 9, 2013, 10.06 AMby Yellowcat

    this blouse’s so great and you and is so beautiful!

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    Jun 9, 2013, 01.02 AMby SofiaBlake

    Yes, yes, yes! Your patterns are so lovely, I’d love to be able to sew something for myself!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.16 AMby ThreadTheory

      Thank you! I’m excited to get started!

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    Jun 8, 2013, 10.03 PMby Sara Álvarez

    A line of women’s patterns? Yes please! I’d love to sew that blouse.
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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.16 AMby ThreadTheory

      :) Sounds like I have a project lined up for when I’m done school!

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