Readers, my internet service is back AND my shirt is done! You can view me modeling it here.
Let me be the first to say it: this print is garish. It's not my usual style. Yet I'm drawn to it nevertheless. I don't know why.
(Male + pattern + boldness?)
I think a classic gingham or solid shirt in a soft color is more flattering on me -- maybe it's my age or my coloring or some undefinable something. Yet I love my wool challis shirt and I do think the dusty pinks and beiges complement my complexion. Perhaps it's best worn with a cardigan or something to balance the bold print. If you have styling ideas (please don't say hooded rain poncho), please let me know!
Meanwhile, I have rekindled my love for my Singer 66 treadle. Expect more videos of us in the near future: topstitching, maybe ruffling, or just wandering together through a field of wildflowers...
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!