Readers, I sewed today -- not much, but I sewed. I have decided that I must finish my harem costume by Tuesday. I don't know when it will be worn or where, but it must be completed and soon.
Today at the flea market I picked up a pile of Christmas beads -- one simply cannot have too many beads and these can be cut to different lengths without the beads coming loose.
I don't think I ever showed you the sequined flowers I bought for $1 apiece in the Garment District the week before last. Glitzy!
You're probably wondering what Michael and I did last night given that we didn't go to the Halloween Costume Ball, which had been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. We actually stayed home and watched the unforgettable Leave Her To Heaven, a very high-quality copy of which is currently posted on YouTube.
This is one of the most disturbing films of classic Hollywood. Some have called it a technicolor noir; it's actually more like a monster movie. It has great period decor and terrific costumes and Gene Tierney is superb in it. There really was no one else like Gene Tierney: gorgeous but a little creepy.
If you've never seen Leave Her to Heaven and have one and three quarter hours to kill, watch it now. You never know when these YouTube films are going to get taken down.
I've decided that, since Michael and I no longer have a Halloween party to go to, I may just let Cathy model my harem costume and avoid having to shave my armpits. I'd love to know where you'd like Cathy to model it -- I'm open to any ideas you may have. She can traipse around the neighborhood if she must, but surely we can do better than that. Thoughts?
In closing, please watch Leave Her to Heaven -- or have you seen it already?
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly 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!