Holy freakin' moly, friends, today I turned fifty. That's right, the big 5-0. I can't believe it and hopefully neither can you. Well it's no joke, and if it were, it would be a very cruel one.
"How does one celebrate one's 50th birthday?" you're probably asking yourself. By hanging out with someone much, much older!
Last night Michael and I went to hear Barbara Cook sing at Feinstein's
nightclub and it was a fantastic experience. Barbara -- who some of you
may know was the original Marian Madam Librarian in The Music Man -- will be turning 85 this year and she still sings beautifully. There's hope for me yet. We were pretty much the youngest people in the audience so that felt good.
I've been treating myself to all sorts of goodies all month, but yesterday I picked up this glamorous pattern on eBay at an amazingly low price.
And today at the flea market, I found this buttery vintage Seventies
Ultrasuede coat dress with a Saks Fifth Avenue label that I really just bought to study the seams, but
it actually fits! Maybe I can work it into a future Cathy photo shoot. Five bucks.
But enough about me and my spendthrift ways -- today is really about you. My latest article in Vogue Patterns is hot off the presses and I have a copy to give away to one lucky MPB reader! This issue (June/July) is so new it's not even on the VPM website yet and I'm probably not even supposed to be talking about it, but I am willing to take the risk.
Vogue Patterns is getting better and better and this issue is chock full of great contemporary fashion (and two gorgeous vintage repros) and juicy, informative articles by people like Sandra Betzina and Marcy Tilton. And me!
You're going to love it and if you don't win this time, I hope you'll treat yourself to a copy -- or better yet, subscribe!
All you have to do to enter my 50th birthday giveaway is leave a comment below, and everyone the world over is eligible. I'll announce the winner, chosen at random, on Monday. (If you comment and don't want to be considered for the giveaway, just let me know.) You may send me birthday wishes, but please, the less said about the number, the better. (Thankfully, I still have a dewy complexion!) And now I really need a drink.
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!