Readers, with the excitement of the last few days, I completely forgot that we have a brand new month before us.
I generally like to start a month with a list of upcoming projects. You may have already noticed that I often use my blog -- and now my vlog -- to record my plans and to keep myself on track.
I have high hopes for July, but I must prioritize. It already looks like today will be a wash -- the heat has left me feeling quite tuckered out. I hope you'll forgive me if today's post reads a bit like a stream-of-consciousness to-do list.
I'm feeling like it may finally be time to make a dress for Suzanne, my 15" Latexture doll. MPB reader Muscato has shamed me multiple times over the last few months, reminding me that this mini mannequin has been on display in nothing but bloomer bottoms for nearly two years. I think that petite polka dot print from the flea market (up top) might work. Another option is the blue print below.
I actually have a pattern for Suzanne already, but more can be found on eBay.
I've mentioned a number of times that this Kwik Sew coveralls pattern is high in my queue. Can I finish it by the weekend? I have fabric for it already, all laundered and pressed. (I seem to also recall something about a cotton shawl-collar sweater for Michael.)
Meanwhile, I received one of my new patterns in the mail yesterday. Love it!
I'm not one who thinks you can have too many patterns, and I'm conscientious about archiving mine, but I was digging through my stash today and found a couple of things I didn't remember I owned. I think this little sun dress and bolero pattern is quite chic; I'm guessing it's early Fifties judging from the Jane Russell look of it.
Moving back in time about twenty years, what do think of this early Thirties pattern, my newest acquisition?
There are a few period gaps in Cathy's vintage wardrobe, and this is one of them. This pattern seems not to have a date (or a pattern company name) but I'd put it around 1931-33, wouldn't you? (That yoked bodice with flouncy sleeves was a popular look at the time.) Hopefully this will arrive in the next few days and I'll know more. I think this could be lovely in a simple cotton print.
Good news: at the flea market on Sunday I hit the vocal-selections jackpot, so I have enough show tunes to open and close my vlog at least through Labor Day!
Friends, it's time to walk my restless dogs and get on with my day.
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!