Greetings from DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn, where I spent most of Sunday with my old friend Nora and her bf Derek.
Michael and I brought the dogs, and a great time -- as well as delicious whole wheat pancakes -- was had by all. (Actually, only we had pancakes; the dogs watched.)
So it's Monday again and time to check in and I have a somewhat shocking confession to make:
I didn't sew at all last week.
So I'm hardly in a position to hold anybody else accountable, am I? Therefore you're all off the hook, peeps. Consider it your metaphoric snow day.
So what did I get accomplished over the last seven days?
1. I bought some fabric: four yards of blue cotton twill and a vintage flowered sheet.
2. I prepped Simplicity 3873, my 1941 dress pattern, all ironed and sitting atop my ironing board, awaiting next steps.
3. I fulfilled some family commitments -- my brother got engaged! -- saw friends, and generally enjoyed the fine weather. All were welcome distractions; I needed a break.
4. I wrote a lot. I think last week was one of my most interesting, blog-content-wise. If you haven't been here for the last four days or so, take a look. I especially want to thank all those who left comments, and there were many. It's what you write that keeps this blog dynamic and creates a sense of community; I couldn't do it without you.
And for the week to come?
1. I want to finish my 1941 dress.
2. I still want to simplify my scrap stash.
3. I'd like to make myself a pair of pants.
Simple enough, right? Let's see how it goes...
And how are all of you doing? I know there's been some impressive progress made.
Look at the lovely dress and pinafore reader Laura recently completed for her niece:
This is so beautifully detailed; I love it. Great job, Laura!
And if you haven't read about the gingham shirt Bloggette Elizabeth made for her nephew, Thor, you can read about it here. A renown sewing celebrity even makes an appearance -- and it's not me!
And so, my friends, another week stretches before us, full of possibility. I'm going to dust of my Singer 15-91 and get to work.
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. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!