But wait -- that's not all. Today MPB turns five --five.
I can hardly believe it, because with the exception of a small solar lentigo on the side of my nose (always wear sunscreen, kids), I look exactly the same; I'm like the male Jennifer Aniston. When will I ever look forty?
As most of you know, I started sewing in June 2009 and launched this blog roughly seven months later when Michael burst in on me in the bathtub and said, "I've got a great name for a men's sewing blog!" (I'm not kidding). The following day MPB was born.
While I've taken short breaks here and there, I haven't really stopped sewing or blogging since that time. It's only when I remind myself what I've sewn (much of it archived here) that I realize how much time has gone by.
Naturally, the celebrity greetings have been pouring in, including a brief (but heartfelt) telegram from Tippi Hedrin, a luscious Whitman sampler from dear Ann-Margret and, from my good friend, actress Gladys Cooper, an autographed photo I will treasure always.
So what will the next five years bring? I can only say that I
have big plans for pants in the coming months, then we'll take it from
there. As you know, I prefer to go
where my energy takes me.
I won't be blogging for the rest of the month (a little winter vacation), but I'll be back the first week of February. If you like pants, you won't want to miss a thing!
Have a great week, everybody, thanks for all your support over the years, and don't forget to eat some pie!!
It must be said. This shirt, which I made the summer before last and which has all sorts of nicely executed details -- covered button placket, pleated pockets with flaps, and contrasting collar stand -- is not a flattering color.
When I recently saw a photo of this snazzy wool "Patrol shirt jacket" on the Cadet website, I immediately thought, I can whip up one of those -- and for a whole lot less than $228! (fabric and notions only, not labor; sewing is my joy, not my job).
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught home sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!