If you read sewing blogs -- or any blogs for that matter -- you've probably heard that beginning July 1, there will be no more Google Reader. I'm not sure how you're choosing to handle this, but there's a BlogLovin' button on the right side of this blog (beneath my bio); I don't think Feedly -- the other popular RSS feed -- has a button available, alas. UPDATE: Reader Claire found the button and I've posted it -- Thank you, Claire!
In other news, Michael continues to get compliments on the vintage gray cotton print shirt (up top) whose front button placket is 1/2" off center, so much so that I can't bear to take it back from him. (My mother could not identify said flaw, for what it's worth.) To console myself I bought myself two new patterns. And socks.
McCalls 1961 (below) was a very reasonably priced "Buy It Now" eBay purchase. It's missing the strap piece and the tiara, but I can live with that. It's both glamorous and hilarious and I hope I can make it for you-know-who this summer. After a 1940's suit pattern, is there anything better than a 1950's McCall's swimsuit/tutu pattern?
Since I'm likely to have some stretch cotton knit left over from Michael's July summer wardrobe project, I picked up this boxer brief (and jockstrap!) pattern, Jalie 3242, which must be the most erotically charged pattern envelope featuring minors out there.
Meanwhile, today I laundered all my new fabrics and I hope to get started sewing soon. Why the salmon eyelet photographs hot pink is anybody's guess.
Also on my summer to-do list is Simplicity 2339 -- I was thinking of making my mother a blouse with it. We'll have to see whether that happens or not.
Readers, that is all for today.
I wish you all a very smooth adjustment to whatever blog reader you choose for yourself in the future. If you have a particular recommendation, feel free to share it!
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!