You guys: I just received THE BEST GIFT EVER. MPB reader Veronica recently emailed me to ask if she might pass along some men's patterns left to her by an old friend, an artist and costumer. Naturally, I said yes as I am a very generous person and always eager to help others downsize and declutter (!).
Yesterday a box arrived containing approximately two dozen men's patterns dating from the mid-Thirties through the Seventies. And they're ALL my size. Some highlights below.
In 2015, I must make myself a robe and I think I've found the perfect pattern for it.
I adore vintage-style camp shirts -- so very Tyrone Power. PS - Why are the men on pattern envelopes so often looking through binoculars? (The smoking thing I get.)
How about these gorgeous Western shirts. Giddy-up!
The cabana set below is dreamy -- so Ken & Barbie!
(I think I need an Apache shirt and I need it now.)
In other news, I've begun my next sewing project. Can you guess what it is?
And that's it!
Can you believe it's nearly February? Spring is just around the corner and I'm ready to start sewing for it. Anybody else feeling Spring sewing fever?
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!