Friends, do you remember how, last July, I purchased a second-hand Royal body form (which I named Roy)? It was nearly perfect.
Fast forward to yesterday. I was returning from the library, when what did I spot in the trash on West 23rd Street but this:
This lady's not in great shape, to put it mildy. The stand is intact, but I don't want to know what those feet are covered with. Anyway, I don't need a broken-down dress form.
But there was something I could use. I ran home and got a pair of pliers....
I think that top piece is called a finial. I have always maintained that everything eventually turns up in the trash if you wait long enough!
Meanwhile, I've been thinking about getting started on my "Home Sewing is Easy" shirt. I can't decide whether I want to make a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt with it. The print is so busy that I'm afraid a long sleeve will be overwhelming to the eye, but a short sleeve version is less practical (albeit more summery).
In other news, there's a new Miyake pattern in my life! I'm really curious to see how this is put together and how I might adapt it.
Finally, thoughtful Aussie reader Sharon very generously sent me a pic of a poster she found in a local op-shop (thrift store).
Do you think this image is man-skirt-positive or subtly mocking? I can't decide.
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!