Even though we had beautiful weather this weekend, I hardly left the house. I sewed all day yesterday and most of today and may still sew some more.
I started my "Home Sewing Is Easy" shirt. I considered a lot of shirt style options -- camp collar, pull-over tunic, short sleeve, long sleeve, etc. In the end I decided on a standard long sleeve shirt. I'm glad I have a full three yards because one of the sleeves I cut ended up upside down.
Maybe home sewing isn't so easy after all.
Aside from some pattern-matching challenges, this cotton quilting fabric has given me no trouble. The shirt is coming together nicely and I hope to have it finished tomorrow.
On Friday, I bought fabric for my March Mood project. The top two fabrics are cotton prints with an organza-like stiffness (organdy perhaps?). They called it voile but it's crisper than what I thought voile usually feels like. The pink, white, and black fabric is a softer silk-cotton blend.
I also bought pleated polyester and a black cotton knit. Now who's that designer who uses pleated polyester....?
This will be the focus of the coming week. I'm excited.
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!