I'm trying to figure out how I want my new gray suit to look and I feel overwhelmed with options. It seems like nowadays any style can work provided you can pull it off. I don't even know what's in fashion any more.
Friends, I thought about it, I really did, and I have decided against metallic fabric for the time being. A metallic linen suit would be fabulous, no doubt, and perfect if I had a big event coming up -- say, the Grammy's (that's a joke). I really could use a nice suit, however, and if I'm going to go to all that trouble, I want it to be something I can wear on a regular basis.
Readers, when I recommend a product on this blog it's because I genuinely use it and like it. So when I say that Collins two-sided Wonder Tape made my life a whole lot easier these last two days, I mean it. Are you familiar with it?
As you can see above, I was alerted to yet another image of that Marc Jacobs daisy print silk gown (actually poly silk -- though it's never stated in these fashion spreads) that so many of you apparently loathe. I just find it a strange fabric choice for a ballgown -- the equivalent of a liver-flavored lollipop.
Readers, many of you may know that sewing blogger Lauren Taylor (aka Lladybird) of Nashville is here in New York City this weekend and I am one of the lucky many who got to meet her. Actually, today was our fourth date. We'll find out what happens next at tonight's rose ceremony (hope you get the reference).
I have always found physical culture -- pumping iron, oiling up your muscles, posing hairless in a thong -- to be a bit of a joke. And it has nearly always been represented that way in pop culture: big beefy muscles = dumb cluck. The stuff of high camp.
Readers, remember that famous scene in Mark Twain's classic, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," when Tom's Aunt Polly wants Tom to whitewash the picket fence and clever Tom gets the other neighborhood boys to do it by pretending it's the most fun thing in the world?
OMG, that's what I did yesterday with friend and fellow blogger, Suzanne, and she totally fell for it!
Don't ask me just how it happened, I wish I knew. I can't believe that it's happened, and yet it's true.
Friends, those immortal words of -- Do you know? -- describe exactly how I feel about this Simplicity 8823 muslin-turned-favorite-project-of-2013 (so far). And Michael likes it too. So much so, in fact, that he wants it. Do I give it to him? That, my friends, will be up to you.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!