The clothing I make is one-of-a-kind. Generally my clients come to me with an idea of what they want and, after discussing possibilities with me, we come up with a plan. I will measure you and, if necessary, I will make a sample garment (known as a muslin) first. Generally, I purchase the fabric, the cost of which is included in the final cost of the garment.
Sometimes a client will already own fabric they want made into a garment. That's fine, provided it is fabric that's suitable to the project. (For a men's shirt, 2 yards usually does the job.)
Men's shirt typically range in price from $150-200 per shirt.
The garments I make are entirely sewn by me. I sew exclusively on vintage, all-metal, mechanical sewing machines, some dating back many decades. These classic machines create beautiful, consistent stitching on any kind of fabric, which is not true of many of the plastic machines manufactured today. I use top quality materials in my projects, including fabric, thread, and buttons.
If you're interested in discussing a custom clothing project, please email me at peterlappinnyc [at] gmail [dot] com. We'll schedule a time to discuss what you have in mind.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!