I really want to make another Ivy-style summer blazer, readers -- and maybe even a vest (my first).
This time I'll be using McCall's 5051 (above, from 1959) in a Size 34 chest (the smallest men's size available). I'm hoping it fits me better than oversized Vogue 9445, which became Michael's tropical print blazer. I think this McCall's blazer will likely to be a solid or simple stripe -- no hibiscus need apply.
I have another new pattern on the way. As you know, my pattern purchases tend to be spontaneous and a bit random. Feast your eyes on McCall's 5393:
I'm thinking this might be just the thing Cathy could wear under one of these two patterns from my stash:
I think it's time to return to the Twenties, don't you? (My cousin Cathy hasn't Charleston'ed since 2010, which feels so long ago it might as well be 1926.)
|Cathy models McCall's 4907.|
Meanwhile, I still have a shirt for Michael in the docket, a jacket for my mom, as well as some client projects which should be starting soon. All in all, a busy time.
I've also been reading some terrific sewing/fashion-related books I'd like to share with you. And I still have a new men's shirt sew-along in the planning stages, pattern yet to be chosen (it must be in-print).
Hope your projects are all going well.
Have a great day, everybody!
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