I'm interested in learning to make clothing. I'm looking for a book that goes from basic sewing skills to basic garments. Difficulty: for men.
My main motivation is to be able to make historical garments (mid-19th century and on) but I'd be happy to work through contemporary projects to acquire the skills necessary to work from older patterns.
The subject of men-learning-to-sew-mens'-clothing has come up on the green before (here
) but my aspirations are not quite as lofty; I just want to make clothes from patterns.
I've gotten more or less comfortable with a basic home sewing machine and have made a few bow ties, but I've stalled a bit for want of a project that's a little more challenging without trying to leap straight to making complex garments.
What I'd love to find is the sewing equivalent of Stitch'N'Bitch
for men's clothing. What I particularly like about the organization of Stitch'N'Bitch is the skill progression; each chapter and/or project builds on techniques learned in the last. I don't really care if this hypothetical book is written for a male or female audience, but I'd like the projects to be male-oriented; I would much prefer to work through projects that I might actually use or wear than making a bunch of womens' clothing and accessories.
Does such a book or blog exist? Suggestions along these lines would be greatly appreciated!