Friends, I think I'm ready for MPB Day. Are you?
Before I forget: there is some interest in a pattern swap tomorrow. We can do this either at lunch or after we're done shopping, in Bryant Park. If you'd like to rid yourself of some unloved patterns, please bring them along. If not, that's OK too. Also: the FIT museum restrooms are under renovation. If you arrive early and need to powder your nose, try Argo Tea (similar to Starbucks) across the street on the corner of 26th & 7th Ave. Their restrooms are usually clean and empty.
I've done what I can to fix myself up, given the constraints of time, money, and age. Luckily, my neighborhood is very well-served with nail salons and I was able to get a walk-in appointment.
As for my face, I'm going for a natural look, subtly enhancing my good points and hiding my flaws. Nobody's perfect!
Much of today was dedicated to choosing my outfit from my vast self-made wardrobe.
Hat or no hat?
Long sleeves or short?
So many choices!
I will just have to wing it.
In other news, my blue cotton twill pants are coming along nicely. You will see them finished next week.
In closing, I'm looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow. Don't forget water and sunscreen and please leave your weapons at home. As for the rest of you, I trust you'll be celebrating MPB Day in ways both large and small: fireworks, barn dance, or a soothing beauty bath.
Be sure to check in Monday for a recap of tomorrow's adventures.
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!