Readers, you must think my entire life revolves around fabric shopping, sewing, and blogging.I also swim and walk dogs daily.
Which reminds me: our third annual MPB DAY is scheduled for Saturday, August 10th -- just six weeks from this coming weekend. I'll be posting the details shortly, but if you need to make travel arrangements, prithee do not tarry. (NOTE: those attending MPB DAY twice or more are immediately eligible to attend MPB NIGHT, a full-fledged pajama party in my apartment tentatively scheduled for 2014!)
Moving right along, having tired of sewing for myself and my ungrateful cousin Cathy, I've decided it is time to make some summer clothes for Michael. True, he got the vintage gray cotton print shirt, but the more time passes, the more I think I may take it back. Would that be wrong?
When I go to Mood I often bring home swatches for him to look at, but it's really hard to shop for somebody else -- especially a very fussy somebody else. Earlier this month I brought these home. Do you think any of them passed muster? (He actually did like the peachy dotted swiss.)
Since Michael had some free time today, he agreed to come fabric shopping with me. It was a very productive visit.
First, for a shirt, Michael chose this deep salmon cotton eyelet. I'm thinking camp shirt (like the Colette Negroni).
Next, he chose this liver-colored linen for shorts. We also picked up matching thread and a zipper.
Finally, Michael chose a lovely rayon knit print for a tee shirt (or tank top). I also bought a yard of a coordinating knit solid for a neck and/or arm bands. With what's left of the solid knit, maybe I'll make him boxer briefs.
The two shirts and the shorts will be Michael's summer ensemble and (most probably) my next Mood Sewing Network post. Somehow these posts have ended up being whole outfits rather than just a single garment, which is actually more fun for me though more work.
Naturally I poked around Mood for myself a bit too, but we were really there for Michael.
I loved this toile-like linen print (below and top pic) for him. Alas there was only a yard left on the bolt.
Friends, that's it for now. I hope you like our fabric choices; you'll be seeing a lot of them in the weeks ahead!
In closing, don't forget to add MPB Dayto your calendars. Even if you can't attend in person, you can still celebrate at home (think backyard barbecue, balloons, or a day of decluttering).
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, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!