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!
Good news, readers: the dress form fever has broken! I no longer feel the urgent need to acquire one.
This was helped by the fact that the Craigslist seller with the men's 36 Royal form never called me, for which I'm actually grateful. I may get a dress form in the future and I may not. I'm definitely not wrapping myself in duck tape, however -- ick.
If I had a dime for every time an MPB commenter said something like, "I'd love to sew men's clothes but I don't have the tailoring skills" or "I lack your wicked tailoring skills," "I can't tailor," etc. -- I'd have a jar full of dimes!
Friends, if you love vintage patterns as I do, you probably have your own favorite category -- maybe it's Fifties cocktail dresses, WWII-era aprons, or Thirties lounging pajamas. (Parenthetically, one of the fun things about Pinterest is seeing what other people are into, like Laura Mae's shoe fetish!)
I wore my new madras shorts yesterday -- part of my upcoming Mood summer separates photo shoot -- and I felt very self-conscious about the length. I might as well have been wearing this Thom Browne ensemble...
Readers, the next few weeks are going to be a bit tumultuous. My building is undergoing a major renovation of our heating/air conditioner system, and we have to vacate our apartment (during the day) for quite a few days this month (actually the work started on Friday).
Readers, as many of you know, once a year the apartment complex where I live (made up of ten high rise apartment buildings) holds its annual flea market -- basically a big, junky swap meet. The quality can vary, but some things are certain: you'll find tons of "As seen on TV" appliances (and their ilk). This year was no different.
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!