Dreams really do come true, readers -- sometimes even the good ones!
Remember how I contacted somebody on Craigslist last week about a Royal body form (aka dress form) and never got a response? Well there must have been some email issue because the form was posted again this last Sunday. I responded once more and heard back immediately.
The seller is actually on the Parson's faculty (where he teaches tailoring among other things); the dress form was in a storage unit about a mile from here, so it was an easy pick-up. When I told the guy I was a home sewist, he laughed like he had never heard the word before so maybe I need to go back to calling myself a sewer.
I paid $80, which for a secondhand Royal is a good price, especially considering how many fewer male forms there are out there, particularly in small sizes. It's missing the knob on top, but the torso isn't going to levitate off the pole without one (I'm sure I'll find something to put there eventually). There's a tiny puncture in the linen near the left shoulder, but otherwise the condition is excellent.
As you can see, my apartment is still a bit of a wreck due to the construction project, which should finish up this week so things can return to their normal state of disarray.
My shirts fit the torso beautifully or is it the other way around? I am happy.
I'm not one to give names to inanimate objects, but if I were to give this guy a name, what do you suggest?
Speaking of torsos, I received a few of my new patterns yesterday, including my very first Jalie:
The Jalies don't come with envelopes -- just a glossy top sheet and the folded pattern sheet wrapped in sealed plastic that isn't really reusable. The heavy pattern paper is printed on one side and the pattern pieces are all multi-sized. The instructions are on the same sheet rather than a separate one, so you need to have the whole thing open if you want to follow their directions.
Since this is an underwear pattern, it shouldn't be difficult to trace; we're talking two or three small pattern pieces per garment. Have you ever sewn a Jalie pattern? They seem to specialize in things like skating outfits and gymnastics uniforms.
Friends, that's all for today. I'm not sure what I'll be sewing next; I don't think I'm ready to whip up boxer briefs just yet.
What shall I name my new BF?
Have a great day, everybody!