How thrilling these last few days have been, readers. Our show, Noah's Very Unusual Insight, was a hit (despite fierce Februrary weather in October), and we're definitely going to do it again -- perhaps in the same space, perhaps on tour and coming to a city near you!
Of course, you'd expect that I'd have hundreds of photos to post, but friends, I have none. We did have both performances videotaped, however, so as soon as we get the files from the videographer we'll be posting highlights on YouTube. There was simply too much going on to remember to snap some backstage pics, though for what it's worth, I did remember to bring my camera to the theater last night. Oh well.
I will share with you what I wore as Dr. Lorna Gallo, who is a mix of Ingrid Bergman in Spellbound and Ethel Merman in pretty much anything.
I wore the Elaine dress (I'm glad I didn't dump it) with a lab coat on top.
At the flea market I found these great vintage iron-on embroidered letters. They no longer ironed on -- I mean, they must be sixty years old -- so I just stitched them on.
I also found these vintage rhinestone shank buttons for just $1 -- love 'em! -- though they didn't make it into the show.
Michael wore men's clothes, of course, but he was very excited to have an excuse to darken his nearly invisible eyebrows for the stage. Here's a test shot.
To shake off post-show blues this morning, I high-tailed it to the flea market and found four fabulous vintage patterns for a price so low I dare not share it for fear you'll hate me. Here they are:
Vogue 7282, dating from 1936. So Irene Dunne!
McCalls 4615, from 1942. I thought this was a house coat, but the patterns says Misses Evening Dress. With all those buttons?
Vogue Couturier 354, from 1940. I love how the back of the pattern reads, Have Fur Collar Made By Furrier. I'll get right on it.
Finally, McCall's 3640, from 1940. This bathing suit pattern is a true gem, and can be made in both one-piece and two-piece versions. Still with its factory folds, too.
Friends, that's all I have for you today. We're a bit exhausted, as you might imagine, but it was really great to perform together and to discover that we're a good onstage team.
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!