If you guessed a vintage original 1967 "Campus Queen" lunchbox -- you are CORRECT!
I am betting at least a few of you owned this lunchbox once upon a time or secretly longed for one. On the back was a board game you played with magnetic pieces (of which one was still in the box).
This was a total impulse purchase at the flea market this morning, but for $5 I couldn't resist (no thermos, of course). I can always store notions in it -- or something.
Sad news about the flea market: the entire garage (the two-level indoor flea market space spanning 24th and 25th Streets) has been purchased by Marriott -- presumably to become another "budget" hotel -- and is scheduled to close at the end of May. Where will I find my treasures?
In other news, I wasn't able to finish my mother's robe yesterday, but I had enough completed for her to try on today at lunch. The fit is good and she seems to like it. It still needs closures, facings, and a collar. It's a heavy cotton pique.
Here she is looking eerily like Aimee Semple McPherson.
I hope to finish the robe this week and there are lots of other projects in the pipeline. I know I owe you a review of my last menswear sewing class but I might combine it with a review of next Tuesday's class, since we're mainly going over things we've already learned.
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!