I don't think these shorts look particularly girly but Michael assures me otherwise. I think I've lost perspective.
Friends, I am just now putting the finishing touches on Cathy's Forties midriff outfit. Those last little things always take longer than you expect, right? The skirt waistband was too big; I improvised and stitched some elastic into the back center waistband. Buttons needed to be moved, threads clipped, seams pressed. It's always something!
Cathy should be here shortly and who knows what shape we'll find her in. She's been hanging out with a very fast crowd lately.
I've also experienced my share of sewing machine drama today. I sat down to sew this morning on my Pfaff and it didn't start. I looked down on the floor and...
The plug had broken entirely off! (This machine is 60 if it's a day.) I quickly -- and carefully -- removed the severed plug from the socket, closed up the Pfaff and moved to my Singer treadle. I got the whole thing threaded in the correct thread, sat down to use it, and the belt was too loose; the heat seems to have expanded it. I can't use it either!
So I moved the 15-91 over to the treadle table -- it now sits in a wooden base -- and placed the base on top of the open table; I needed space for the work I was doing. It reminded me why it's good to have more than one sewing machine -- or eight.
Before I forget -- I picked up the Kenmore sewing machine table yesterday after all. I love that machine. I'd have used it today but it's extremely greasy at the moment and that blue sateen shows stains like nobody's business.
I hope to have a Cathy photo shoot to show you guys tomorrow. We're having a real heat spell this weekend, so we'll probably wait till it cools off this evening. It's Fleet Week here in NYC so we're going to try to lure a few sailors into the fun. Keep your fingers crossed and hum Anchors Aweigh.
Hope you're staying calm, cool, and collected. Especially cool!
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!