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The Weihnachtsmann Blog Tour: the PAlouis

I have been sewing tons of stuff for myself, but no garments for my husband. Somehow I found it really intimidating sewing for him. What if the fit is going to be all wrong? What if he doesn’t like it?

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

So when I got asked to join the Weihnachtsmann blog tour, I didn’t hesitate to join. “Weihnachtsmann” is the German word for Santa, but means – directly translated –  “Christmas man”.

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And that’s exactly what this blog tour is about. Sew something for the men in your life! A homemade sweater may be the perfect Christmas gift! The whole tour is sponsored by the German fabric store Stoffbüro, where we could pick all the fabrics we needed for our makes.

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

I decided to sew PAlouis by the German pattern company Kibadoo – or, to be exact: my husband decided very determinedly that it had to be the PAlouis. With a hood. And no cords. And a contrasting hood lining. You get the picture – I had very exact instructions!

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

We decided on navy sweat from Nosh Organics as the main fabric and some jersey from “I Got Stripes Studio” for the hood lining. The sweat was great to work with and my husband has praised the quality of the fabric several times already. It’s a firm, yet soft fabric with great recovery which he loves wearing, since it keeps its shape – with this fabric, you won’t have a sagging and stretched out hoodie any time soon.

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

The instructions of the PAlouis are a little scarce, as is the case with many German pattern instructions . But it’s an easy pattern to sew, so you don’t really need any instructions, either. And be aware of the missing seam allowance! A very German thing, too…

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

The main feature of this sweater is the gigantic hood that overlaps in the front. I love this look! The hood looks great when hanging down but a little  like a Gregorian munk when worn. Or like Darth Vader. Or a Nazgul. But how many times do you actually wear the hood of a sweater? I think it’s totally reasonable to have a hood that is manly a design feature.

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

I had to grade between several sizes to adjust the pattern to my husband’s measurements. Bigger around the shoulders, smaller around the waist. My husband often has trouble finding sweaters and shirts that fit around the shoulders, but aren’t too baggy around the waist.

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

So when he realized I had blended sizes for him, he was pretty amazed and asked: “Can’t you make all my sweaters? They’re going to fit much better than store bought sweaters!” So I guess this hasn’t been my last make for my husband.

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

And for those of you who’d like to make the PAlouis for your hubby: Don’t fear! Annika from Näh-Connection has translated the PAlouis into English and is going to release it on Monday. Yeah!

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Sew Mariefleur Palouis Kibadoo

Don’t forget to have a look at the blogs of the other participants of the tour – they’ve made amazing stuff for their boyfriends and husbands:

WEIHNACHTSMANN-TOURDATEN
Montag, 28. November:
Dienstag, 29. November:
Mittwoch, 30. November:
Donnerstag, 1. Dezember:
Freitag, 2. Dezember:

And last but not least: there’s an awesome giveaway, too! You can win patterns of many of the sweaters we have sewn, and some other cool things, too.

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16 Comments

  1. Liebe Fleurine,

    was für ein wundervoll-schlichter Hoodie, in stimmungsvollen Fotos! Da ist es kaum verwunderlich, wenn Dein Mann sich wünscht, häufiger von Dir benäht zu werden – solange Du an die Nahtzugabe denkst ;-(

    Vielen herzlichen Dank und viel Freude an dem Pulli!
    Liebe Grüße
    Catrin

  2. Liebe Fleurine,

    was für ein wundervoll-schlichter Hoodie, in stimmungsvollen Fotos! Da ist es kaum verwunderlich, wenn Dein Mann sich wünscht, häufiger von Dir benäht zu werden – solange Du an die Nahtzugabe denkst 😉

    Vielen herzlichen Dank und viel Freude an dem Pulli!
    Liebe Grüße
    Catrin

  3. Oh Fleurine! This is wonderful, and you are such a good wife to make something for your husband. Mine has been asking me to make something (anything!) for over a year now, haha. Partly I’ve been putting it off because he is very particular, maybe a bit like your husband? Anyway, you two make a great team because it looks terrific on him!

  4. Haha I have to laugh at his very clear directions – I get the same! Lovely and warm – looks great!

  5. Allein mit diesem Hoodie könnte ich hier beim Herzensmann auch punkten, wenn ich ihm auch noch die Kulisse zeige, da bin ich mir sehr sicher, wird er gleich vom Auswandern sprechen. Er liebt den Norden! Also, wenn er plötzlich bei euch auftaucht, packt schnell den Hoodie weg – der ist echt toll!
    Glg Kathrin

  6. Wow! Echt ein sehr cooler Hoodie! Genau so schlicht wie er sein muss! ♥
    Und die Bilder sind der Hammer! :.)

    Alles Liebe! Petra

  7. Did you read my post? I guess our men could switch shirts 😂. I’m so glad you joined us on the tour. What a great make!

  8. I’m sure that this wasn’t you last make for your husband! Your sweater is beautiful! A perfect fit and the look is soooo cool! He has a good eye for fabrics. It seems like you are a wonderful team together. Congratulations!

  9. Liebe Fleurine,
    dein, also der Hoodie deines Mannes, ist großartig!!! Steht ihm super, gut ausgewählt und kombiniert! Viel Freude damit!
    Liebe Grüße, Selina

  10. Susanna Prince

    It really looks like a perfect fit. What beautiful fabric. I love these photos–your husband and dog look very happy! And I love that their lovely coats are contrasting colors. Beautifully done!

  11. I love it! The fit looks great! My husband has a similar build and I got fabric to make him a hoodie since I’ve only made him pajama pants! Your hood description is perfect. I wish I had read this before a discussion on fb about hoods. Keep up the excellent work!

  12. Der Hoodie ist so schön geworden. Schlicht gefällt mir immer besonders gut. Und die Fotos sind einfach nur der Hammer. Perfekt.
    Liebe Grüße Tamara

  13. Wunderschöner Hoodie in großartiger Kulisse! Gibt es mehr dazu zu sagen? Die Stoffauswahl ist fantastisch! Habt ihr sehr gut kombiniert!
    Liebste Grüße Dominique

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