Readers, do you believe in synchronicity? I generally avoid all that woo-woo stuff, but how else can I explain the glamorous gee-gaws I grabbed at the flea market this morning?
No sooner had I expressed my intention of making a Halloween harem girl outfit --now leaning more toward Scheherazade (an upgrade), with Michael as a Persian prince -- than the flea market opened its arms to me...for a price, of course.
All these baubles, a buck apiece:
Can't you see this bangle decorating the front of a turban?
How about this golden woven collar?
I also stumbled upon a good-sized piece of rich brocade. I'm thinking vest or bolero. Can't you see it matched with pink or nude chiffon -- or both?
Finally, I found beads, beads, and more beads. This over-the-top trim is from a fabric store in Elizabeth, NJ that closed its doors; the vendor bought out its entire stock. Each piece I purchased is five yards long -- a lot of beady bling for the buck!
Finally, I picked up this Vogue Couturier Design pattern -- Frederico Forquet -- in a 32" bust for just $2. Not really my style, nor Halloween related, but wouldn't it make a fabulous giveaway? Stay tuned!
Readers, that's all for now. I hope you've begun thinking about your Halloween costumes -- the MPB Halloween Sew-Along doesn't start till October 10th, but the early bird catches the beads!
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. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!