Readers, I am proud to announce that last Monday, September 3rd, (Labor Day), my cousin Cathy gave birth to a 10 lb. bouncing baby girl.
It took a little convincing on my part re the name, but
Cathy finally relented and now she loves it. Above is baby Simplicity just before the ride
home yesterday. Isn't she adorable?
There's so much to tell, friends, but today I wanted to share some other new arrivals -- fresh vintage finds from our Provincetown trip and the Chelsea flea market.
At a local crafts show I found these vintage buttons (and a buckle) -- sweet and practical.
At a thrift store in Provincetown, I found yards of vintage Seventies (Sixties?) terrycloth. I am so stoked about this as good terrycloth is so hard to find.
I picked up a few magazines too, mainly for Cathy to read while recovering.
Back home, I had good luck today at the Chelsea flea market. I bought five vintage patterns, including...
And great vintage Forties shoes! So hard to find in Cathy's size, and just $10 a pair. (The red pair are from Bergdorfs.)
You can see more pics of these finds, as well as some fun vintage magazine ads, here.
Friends, I'm very glad to be back, though I did have fun on our trip. I'll have more to share in the days ahead, including Cathy's latest photo shoot -- taken on the actual beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts!
From me, Michael, the dogs, Cathy and Simplicity Lane, many thanks for all your good wishes during the break.
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!