Littlecottondresses, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address so I can get this pattern to you ASAP. (We'll be wanting to see your version by late June, btw.)
But enough cliffhangers. Let's briefly review the week.
I think you'll agree that last week had two oddly related themes: polyester and The Selfish Seamstress (never thought I'd see those words in the same sentence.).
1. My 1953 project put on hold due to a polyester brocade meltdown (or rather, ravel-out), I switched gears to the princess-seamed "designer fashion" dress pattern Elaine sent me, 1974's Simplicity 6672.
2. I purchased new fabric for my 1953 dress: black and oyster cotton sateen.
3. Remember this 1920s pattern from last week?
Well, I decided all good things come in twos. I won this on eBay on Tuesday!
Twenty-three skidoo and boop-boo-de-doop!
As for the week to come...
1. Wednesday is the first anniversary of my very first sewing machine purchase. That's right: on May 26, 2009 it all started, and what a year it's been! I have to figure out how best to celebrate it. Any ideas?
2. Clean sewing area (I know, I know, this shows up a lot).
3. Choose my next project; not sure what's next.
Now how about all of you? (Nagging Alert)
Vintagegal: Did you finish your summer dress (made out of curtains)? San Antonio Sue: How are those jeans coming along? In The Heyday: Did you finish hemming your 40's dress? Can we see it? Stella: You MUST tell us more about that chicken. Smartypantalons: Did you post your Etsy patterns? Anything good? Karen: Are you still knee-deep in home dec projects? (send your old curtains to Vintagegal!) Mz. Whitney: What did you do with your white stretch denim? Melanie Jade: We want updates on that wedding dress!
Kids, you've been doing well -- most of you, that is. For those of you who've finished your projects, please treat yourself to a nice ice cream pop in celebration of my one-year sewing anniversary. For those of you who have not finished your projects, we'll save you the sticks. OK, we'll give you a bite, but then it's right back to work. Tempus fugit!
Oh, what the hell, ice cream pops for everyone!
Have a great Monday, everybody and don't forget to catch Cathy's debut tomorrow in wide-screen celadon polyester.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly 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!