Readers, today we visited a wonderful street fair/flea market that takes place once a year just a block from my apartment building.
Someone was selling a vintage patchwork suede poncho (above), which must date back to the early Seventies if not earlier. Weren't we just discussing ponchos and doesn't it remind you of this?
I didn't buy the poncho, of course, as I'm not really sold on ponchos for men. I did find some lovely vintage fabric, however: a delicate pink floral cotton and a creamy yellow wool challis -- enough of each to make a shirt and just $4 for both.
Oh -- I also found these vintage French tortoise shell frames. I couldn't resist.
Michael bought a soft wool scarf, along with some knit tees that fit him well. (More pics on my Instagram account.)
It has been blustery lately and I'm happy to say that I've been wearing my new plaid overcoat every day.
I even patched my favorite worn-out pants with a small plaid remnant.
In other news, this week my mother had her six-month follow-up with the surgeon who repaired her fractured femur last November. He says she's 90% healed and he doesn't need to see her again for a full year -- very good news.
I'm not sure what I'll be sewing next; some client work awaits me. The fit on the muslin I made (below), by copying a shirt and creating a pattern from it, was quite good, with only minor tweaks needed. I was happy my work paid off and it's cool to have a new technique under my belt (from David Coffin's book Shirtmaking).
And that's it -- enjoying a low-key weekend.
Have a great day, everybody!
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