Readers, I can't believe it's almost May -- in part because today's weather feels like March.
Nonetheless, the calendar tells me May is just around the corner, which means it's time to plan my May sewing projects.
I can almost guarantee you that May will be 100% lace-free. Instead I see paisley, lots of paisley.
I have to make a final shirt for my Menswear Sewing class (which ends in three weeks) and, as I think I mentioned already, I'm going to use this delicate minty green and gray cotton paisley. Is this true Liberty of London or a copy at 1/3 the price? I'm not sure; not even Professor B. could tell me. I may try to cut my shirt today and start sewing it on the industrials at school. That's really where we're supposed to be sewing our projects.
I hope to finish my mother's robe before the weekend and also start my next Mood project, which right now is looking like it's going to be a men's suit done in cotton denim using one of the two fabrics below, or perhaps both in combination.
I also think it's time for a Cathy project -- Michael reminded me she hasn't had a new frock since last November. Maybe this vintage 30's Simplicity summer suit? (I sense a theme here.)
Finally, I am loving my new 1952 Simplicity French back boxers -- I'm wearing them for the second time this week (with a machine washing in-between) and I would like to whip up another pair, maybe with the remaining paisley, assuming there is enough fabric left after my shirt is done.
That sounds like plenty of sewing for one month to me and I hope you agree.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught home sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly 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!