What's on my sewing table? On the treadle table I see piles of bills, videos, books, a serger, shears, headphones...can you make out anything else?
On my Kenmore table? My latest pattern purchase blowing in the breeze; more about that below.
On the kitchen sewing table? Too many sewing machines and a bottle of wine (far left) for starters.
I'm not what you'd call neat but there's a method to my madness, or so I tell myself. Let's move on.
Yesterday afternoon I did a little fabric shopping. I needed another yard of this lawn for what may or may not be a 1920's bathrobe.
Here's the kind of silhouette I have in mind (I have cotton sateen for trim).
Much of my hesitancy about this project is that I'm not sure where Cathy would model pajamas and a robe. I could make up a story about her getting locked out of the house one morning while she was picking up her milk delivery, like that scene from "Send Me No Flowers." Any other ideas?
My latest pattern purchase, Simplicity 9993, is for a knit sweatshirt or sweater, and the pattern includes both raglan sleeve and plain sleeve versions. Did I mention I want to experiment with sweater knits?
Here are a few swatches I picked up yesterday -- just ideas running through my head. I saw a woman walking the other day in a coffee-colored knit with a pink abstract pattern and I loved the combination. I'm thinking colors that would look good with my coffee-colored shirt from yesterday.
Maybe something like this in a nubby knit?
This isn't pink or purple but I took a swatch anyway -- so pretty.
I also swatched (that's a verb, right?) this fleecy (on the wrong side) charcoal gray cotton knit. I'd have to purchase some ribbed knit for a neck and waistband, unless I go with just a neck facing and no waistband. I may start with this before moving on to anything fancier.
I'm not sure if this will be my very next project, but I would like to do it soonish. If I told you I was looking at coverstitch machines would you think I was crazy? (I blame Miss Celie. ) No, no I really can't purchase another machine. Unless I sell one of the others, that is.
In closing, do you have actual sewing projects on your sewing table, or bills, videos, and other assorted crap? (Or perhaps a Brother 2340CV)
It may be time to start excavating -- and 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!