The 12 Makes of Christmas – Day 1

If you are thinking of a generous hand sewn gift for a chap in your life, the Foreman will be the jacket everybody says ‘I can’t believe you made that!’ It’s challenging enough to be a satisfying make but still achievable for an advanced beginner if you take your time, and well, you have exactly 34 days…

Inspired by traditional workwear of the early fifties, the practical and hardwearing Foreman is an unlined utilitarian jacket made to take charge. It has a boxy cut, 2 piece sleeves, a neat square collar, 2 hip pockets and one breast pocket. If you are feeling confident go for contrasting top stitch thread or for something a little more stress free choose something that blends and sinks into the fabric. Of course picking the buttons is the best part!

This jacket works in a variety of cloths, so far we have made it in denim, canvas, cotton twills, wool and dry oilskin. Devon is wearing the Foreman made in our Best British Canvas.

Fabric Options from top left to bottom right:

McQueen cotton canvas with Unearthed Buttons | Dalbeg Harris Tweed and Stamped Buttons | Mulberry Velvet and Gold Stamped Buttons | Goodnight Heavy linen and Navy and Brown buttons | Best Indigo Twill and Jazzies buttons | Frederique Irish linen and Target buttons.