Last January seems like eons ago somehow, though it's been the same twelve-month period as every other year.
I sewed a wide variety of garments in 2014 -- I didn't realize how much I'd sewn till I sat down to prepare this post.
My mountain parka (up top) has seen the most use for sure; it's my go-to jacket/coat when the weather is above freezing. I travel around town a lot by bike these days and this parka is perfect for cycling: it breathes, it's lightweight, it's great for layering and it's waterproof. Plus, it has a two-way zipper. I love it.
My wool plaid shacket (also ideal for layering) is another recent winner. I have one in the works for Michael too! (Click on pics to supersize.)
This year, I'm proudest of my shirts. Highlights include....
Cotton panel print:
Cotton lawn with a retro feel:
Gingham and floral combination:
Home Sewing is Easy!
It seems like I made my leopard-print wool coat (below) a lifetime ago. I'm wearing it tomorrow night for our New Years Eve festivities!
A few more favorites (for warmer weather, natch):
My cousin Cathy got only one dress this year but it's one of my all-time favorites: a 1942 McCall's pattern I whipped up in vintage rayon crepe!
One definite dud: Michael has dubbed the collarless, pastel, short-sleeve shirt below the Dorothy Zbornak for its Golden Girls palette and Eighties fit. Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained!
So what's in store for 2015?
I invite you to tune in and find out, and as always, to kick off your shoes and stay awhile!
Happy New Year, everybody -- best wishes from my family to yours!
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!