Never a dull moment at MPB Industries!
I saw the abstract print above at Mood last week (or was it the week before last?) and immediately knew it would make a great shirt for Michael. Today I picked up two and a half yards, laundered, and pressed it. I hope to get started this week. Believe or not, I find shirtmaking relaxing; it's perfect to squeeze between projects that are potentially more challenging.
I'm not sure if this print is supposed to represent something specific. What do you think?
Meanwhile, whom did I run into today as I was parking my Citibike on 38th Street than a gaggle of sewing bloggers! Naturally I insisted on a selfie (below). How many of them can you identify?
In other news, I finally decided it was time to cut into that wacky textured wool knit I purchased last fall. It is remarkably easy to work with (doesn't fray) and it fit under the presser feet of both my Bernina 930 and my Brother 1034D serger, which was a relief as it's quite thick.
I'm still deciding how I want to finish the cuffs, neckline, and hem: gray knit ribbing or just left plain.
This week I must get started on my friend Leah's coat. Below you can see Leah instagramming her coffee this past weekend -- actually, I think it was a soy latte. I had a regular drip.
Finally, after bright copper kettles, one of my favorite things is getting a vintage pattern in the mail. I paid too much for this vintage John Weitz jumpsuit pattern (below) in an eBay auction last week, but I'm very happy to have it. What fabric I'll use to make it I don't know, but I'd love, love to find something already in my stash.
And that's it! I do hope your sewing is going well, if you're sewing. Here's little random musical inspiration from one of my favorite singers if you're not. Or even if you are.
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!