As far as tomorrow's Halloween Costume Ball, the neighborhood where it's to take place is still without power. Ticket holders have been offered reimbursements. Even if it were to happen, Halloween is over. I'm just not feeling it right now.
There's a chance the city will reschedule the big costume parade, and perhaps by then I'll have my costume-sewing mojo back. I do want to finish, especially my harem outfit. Michael's pretty happy with his costume already -- in fact, we went to a show last night and he wore his brocade vest (as yet unembellished).
Even though we didn't lose our power here, it feels spooky walking around at night on streets that are completely dark. So many people look disoriented and exhausted -- they're over it. Stores in my neighborhood are pretty much all closed, though three blocks north things are all but back to normal (no subway yet). Every day we've had friends come over to shower and recharge their phones. The whole atmosphere doesn't leave me wanting to sew -- or to do much of anything.
One upside is that, since that I can't run much due to my still-healing ankle, and my pool is closed due to the hurricane, I've dug out my old Rodney Yee yoga DVDs. I used to practice yoga regularly a few years ago but fell out of the habit due to a back injury, and I've rediscovered how good it feels. I'll definitely be adding it to my exercise routine moving forward -- a silver lining!
Friends, that's all for today. I'm seeing some great costumes in our Halloween Sew-Along Flickr page and I hope you'll continue to post photos there.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 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!