LOLSew: How to Style Patterns for Men

There are a number of elements that should be integrated into the envelope design of a pattern for men’s clothing:

A perched leg

Make use if what is available- such as an empty barrel…

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Or air!

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An item to hold

Cigarettes give a great Don Draper feel, especially when one is indulging in one’s underwear.

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Or hiding one behind one’s back.

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Items that can be associated with sleepwear: an alarm clock being looked at with uncertainty, a journal, or yawning.

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Business cards?

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The outline of a flask really says one is about to do some serious negotiating.

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Encourage an active lifestyle with weights being lifted up to one’s mouth.

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And again, make use of what you may have available, such as a lasso.

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A place to put one’s elbow

Integrate weekend-at-home elements, such as the top of a fence.

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The mantel.

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One’s own knee.

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If home elements are not available, air works just as well as an elbow perch as a knee perch.

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Finally, elements may be tastefully combined to create a striking image.

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