Squint hard -- don't I look like Troy Donahue? Harder, harder!
Despite temperatures in the triple digits yesterday, I completed my cabana set. Now all I need is the cabana.
Despite the worst directions for attaching a shirt yoke facing ever, I managed to stitch this up pretty fast. I used a few vintage buttons on the front...
And added the oversized front pockets, which definitely give it a vintage look:
Having only purchased a yard-and-a-half of this seersucker, I didn't have quite enough for the shirt, so I had to make the inside yoke out of a different seersucker I had left over from a pair of pajama bottoms I made for Michael way back when.
Not pretty, but thankfully hidden inside.
The dogs were so happy to model with me this morning, despite not getting matching muumuus.
I hope you like the shirt as much as I do. But more importantly, what do you think of me as a blonde? Dreamy...or bad dream?
The beauty is there was absolutely no peroxide involved!
I'm tired and hot but plowing ahead. Five days to Fire Island!
P.S. -- A special thank you to the many readers who expressed concern about the wisdom of wet seersucker. Rest assured I will be wearing the appropriate foundation garments. I'm strictly a pre-code kind of guy.
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!