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Feb 11, 2011

Shirt-free Friday + parrot video!


Friends, I think we all deserve a day without shirts -- I know I do. 

Pants are optional.

To break the monotony of flat-felled seams for those catching up, here's another parrot video.

What a talent that bird is!



Tomorrow we tackle new facings, collar and collar stand for the Negroni shirt.  And don't forget to post your muslin pics on Flickr.

Happy Friday, everybody!

35 comments:

  1. It's nice to see you've finally gotten out of your striped PJ pants.

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  2. Yes, Debbie, I'm spending the entire day in the sandbox.

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  3. I don't know what to say - I can't stop laughing, the parrot has really made my day!

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  4. I am still smiling! Peter, you are so awesome (and talented too) Happy Friday to you and Michael.

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  5. sandbox ... no pants ... hmmm that could be, well, ummm uncomfortable????

    Happy Friday.

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  6. well I haven't watched the video yet cause I can't get past the no shirt (pants optional) picture..

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  7. Thanks a lot, Peter. Now my husband is trying to convince me to go to work without a shirt!

    Stil WAAAY behind on muslin. Like fabric and interfacing cutting.

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  8. Well, it's a Happy Friday now!

    maybe I can start actually sewing my muslin today!?!

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  9. Move Over, Lypsinka!

    Peter, I'm so happy to have found your blog --and can't wait to make my next garment-- Spent the morning going through my big pattern stash..."what next, what next?!" You are an inspiration!

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  10. Peter! I love the photo - I love the video and I Love Love Love your blog!

    You make me smile.

    Thank you.

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  11. Fun video! Glad to see that I'm not the only one at the muslin cutting and sewing stage.

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  12. Shirley, some people are still weaving their muslin! ;)

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  13. Oh, thank you, thank you! This was a week that needed a parrot video to finish well, and I'm still wiping my glasses as I type this :-). May your Friday be a hoot too..

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  14. I hope that the parrot video goes viral; it's just that much fun. I loved the shirt-free photo as well, although I think you have too many clothes on.

    And my muslin is done, except for sewing on the buttons. I hung it up last night so that the Fray Block on the buttonholes could dry; buttons are happening later tonight. Guess that means I'm ready for the next step...

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  15. It's just a matter of time before you're on Glee.

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  16. What a nice smile you have!!!! and that parrot sooo talented!!!! heheheh (the comment about your smile is sincere btw)

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  17. Thanks, guys.

    Jean, I'd settle for "Here's Lucy."

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  18. Oh Peter, you don't even know how much I needed that little song today. (sigh) It's been SUCH a week, but now it's better!

    Happy weekend to you and Michael!

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  19. Now I'm ready to laugh my way through some experimental french cuffs! What a hoot.

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  20. Love the video...you have done that before??? Ha!

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  21. You. Are. Such. A. Nut. It's why I love you so! Please tell me you do this on demand and live. If I ever come and visit, I demand you and Mr. Parrot in your rendition of Love Me Tender!

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  22. www.sewdarntired.blogger.comFebruary 11, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Peter, you have missed your calling... you should be doing those shows (like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Think... you could make your own costumes and obviously you have some spare hair! You already have a following....Sofie

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  23. Oh no you didn't! You're killing me, Peter. Really.

    Onto more serious matters. I have a placket question. (I should probably add that I don't have my hands on the Negroni pattern yet -- I'm hoping it'll make it's way to China in a couple days). This shirt has facings instead of a placket, right? I was thinking I'd use the placket from another pattern because I want to make a dressier shirt but in examining some of my husband's shirts I found several dress shirts without (what I think of) a traditional placket. But the material is folded under (which Wikipedia says is a French placket) so it's not a facing either. What to do? Will the facing from Negroni look like a French placket? Please tell me everything you know about plackets and facings.

    XOXO, S.

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  24. Raquel from Florida is right, you really do have such a nice smile! The way you smile at that parrot is so endearing.

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  25. Awesome. That will go a long way towards getting me through my second muslin, thanks :-)

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  26. Thanks, all!

    Shasta, the Negroni has no front plackets, only facings. Tomorrow I'm going to show you how to draft plackets, collar stands and collars for Negroni (and any shirt really). Tune in!

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  27. You have the most smiley of eyes.

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  28. I think I mean the smiley-est of eyes. I'm too blissed out for grammar.

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  29. You should do childrens' videos. You have the perfect personality.

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  30. Love the pants optional photo! Now if only Cosmo and the other women's magazines would put photos like that on the cover, I might buy them.

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  31. Ah Peter, you are a true talent. I wish I could spend just a few moments in your creative mind.

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  32. Your lip-syncing is impeccable! Good show :)

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  33. Peter today you made me laugh out loud, thank you.

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