Readers, Sunday posts can tend to be idea dumps here at MPB.Sometimes there are things I'd like to share but they don't warrant a post all their own -- or I lack the inspiration to create one. Consider today's post an idea dump. My mind has been unfocused of late.
As you can see above, the Vinyls have new clothes and, if you can believe it, there's more on the way. People tend to sell Ken clothes on eBay in lots, and some lots are better than others. Often they're poorly photographed and/or described by sellers, so you don't always know what you're getting. I have been fortunate: so far I've gotten great stuff. Of course, I don't care about a loose snap here (they can be tightened) or a frayed hem there (they can be trimmed). I'm collecting these solely for our pleasure.
As you can see, the Mod boys (Brad, Grant, Brett, and Ben, though Ben's actually more contemporary) have new vintage outfits and the theme is denim. Sadly, Ken and Allan will have to wait a bit longer for theirs but one of them is getting ice skates...or is it roller skates?
I'm not a big fan of velvet jumpsuits but Ben looks pretty cute in his, don't you think? As for Brett, he looks good in everything.
Meanwhile, at the flea market yesterday I picked up some vintage costume jewelry for Cathy.
Combined, I spent $8 and I know she's going to love all of it. The locket is especially charming and won't it be sweet when she can put a photo of her special someone in it? Let's visualize love in that girl's future; she has so much to offer the right person!
I know you're wondering how I can reconcile writing about decluttering on Saturday and new acquisitions on Sunday, but I figure that as long as the new things are smaller than the old things, I come out ahead. And you'll be proud to know I passed over a gorgeous Singer 201 in a lovely Art Deco table being sold for less than I paid for my Featherweight.
Oh, good news! The formerly-silent seller responded to me yesterday afternoon and assures me my machine should be delivered UPS tomorrow. Here's hoping!
Finally, MPB reader Sam recently turned me on to sewing celebrity George W. Trippon. Have you ever heard of him? He was a professional dancer in the movies and then moved on to costume design and finally ended up with his own sewing show in the Seventies and early Eighties. He died last December at a ripe old age and you can see video excerpts of some of his shows on You Tube. He's quite campy but very entertaining and fun and he knows what he's talking about. I'd watch him today, wouldn't you?
(Parenthetically, I just realized that my blog is much funnier if you read the whole thing in the voice of George W. Trippon.)
In closing, friends, whether you're decluttering or recluttering (let me guess which) I wish you all a happy and restful Sunday.
See you bright and early on the morrow, kids -- what are you sewing these days?
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 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!