What better way to start a month than with new fabric!
I want to experiment with layering. Inspired by my Mikaye coat project, I'd like to try some less traditional shapes and combinations, maybe even incorporating a work apron or -- we can talk more about this at another time -- a skirt.
Skirts for men have been turning up on runways for the last few years. Off the runway, I'm not so sure. Seen any in your neck of the woods?
I thought I'd be the only one at Mood today due to the heavy snow, but it was quite packed. I had to pick up shirting swatches for tomorrow's FIT class -- this week sure went by fast. I practiced again on the Juki industrials yesterday and I feel like I'm getting the knack. And I figured out how to backstitch (there's a big backstitch lever just beneath the stitch length dial).
Here are more shots of the fabrics that followed me home today, a combination of nylon mesh, printed cottons, coated cotton (the dark blue swatch below), and cotton jersey. They also all work with the denim-colored cotton-linen blend I bought last month -- did I ever share that with you?
I'll probably make 4-5 separate garments, time permitting.
In other news, my new Miyake pattern arrived today (Vogue 1476). I think it's from the mid-Nineties though it's still listed on the Vogue website (where it's temporarily out of stock). It must have been a big seller. I don't care for the coat with shoulder pads, but without them (as I've seen versions posted on Pattern Review) it looks more unisex.
Finally, I picked up this gold-tone item below at the flea market this weekend. Any idea what it is and how you use it?
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