Great news, readers: my overalls are finished, photographed, and ready for their big reveal tomorrow. I'm so excited! (That's me in my Burda overcoat up top, trying to stay warm between shots.)
In other news, I have some new projects in the pipeline. I was exploring on eBay the other day when I happened upon a cheap "Buy It Now" vintage pattern lot of mainly boys and teens stuff that included one desirable adult pattern. Can you spot it below? I emailed the seller about the size, and she confirmed it was a Small (the single pattern pic below is just a shot I found on Pinterest). Can't wait to receive it!
Meanwhile, today I received a new (to me) tailoring book I ordered recently: the Roberto Cabrera classic, Classic Tailoring Techniques: A Construction Guide for Womens Wear. My tailoring professor at FIT recommends it, and it arrived just in time for some new women's projects I'll be taking on. Are you familiar with it?
I also have a new women's pattern in my life: McCall's 4214. I'll be using it to make my dear friend, lovely actress Leah Curney, a raglan-sleeved overcoat next month. Longtime readers may remember Leah as the model for the sundress I
made as part of a BurdaStyle sew-along I led five years ago.
Leah and I went fabric shopping last weekend and we found the perfect fabric, a beautiful dusty rose nylon taffeta. Haven't chosen the lining yet.
In other news, if you blog with Blogger, it's likely that over the years you've used Picasa to host your blog photos. It turns out that come next month, Google, which now owns Picasa, will no longer be supporting it. Google Photos, the replacement, is much less user-friendly from what I can tell. The good news is that it sounds like Google will continue to support embedded Picasa links, meaning that the thousands of photos I've posted here over a six-year period will still be visible. I'm still not sure about embedded slideshows and their respective captions (all those Cathy photoshoots, merciful heavens!). If anybody can recommend an easy-to-use alternative photo hosting site, please let me know. All of this is a reminder that the Internet is ever-changing; nothing is forever.
Finally, the MPB Day Winter Frolic on Saturday, March 5 is filling up fast. A few of you have asked whether there will be a lunchtime pattern swap. I say, let's do it! The best patterns to bring are the ones you'll never use: it's amazing how one person's trash can be another person's treasure. Alas, some patterns turn out to be everyone's trash and I donate those sorry rejects to the thrift store; nothing gets thrown away.
If you plan to attend and haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so. The Winter Frolic is a rain/sleet/snow-or-shine event, btw.
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!