Michael and I wore our matching shirts to a workshop this weekend with Ariel & Shya Kane, and this happened: pure serendipity. These are our friends Ralf and Arne from Germany and we were excited to coordinate so well with them, especially since the workshop was all about creativity and intuition.
You may not remember that these tractor shirts have contrast inside collar stands done in red gingham.
In other news, I have so much new fabric to share with you. I don't think I ever showed you these two lovely fabrics, gifts from MPB reader Pam (if I did, apologies). One is a fine-wale corduroy with a tiger print; the other is sumptuous William Morris lawn shirting.
So many possibilities!
I also recently received a box of fabric from MPB reader Michael C.
This blue and black cotton shirting reminds me of stained glass:
This black jacquard will make a beautiful shirt someday.
Same goes for this classic cotton plaid.
The brown cotton below has a turquoise design that's slightly raised and fuzzy to the touch. Not sure what it will become but it's wonderful.
Last but certainly not least is this unique multi-patterned cotton. Hard to believe it's all one fabric!
Meanwhile, I'm planning my next big project and I'm thinking winter outerwear. I just picked up this 100% wool plaid from Mood and I could definitely see it becoming a men's macintosh-style jacket.
I've been going through my many jacket and coat patterns to see which might work best with the plaid.
I'm also eager to use this unusual crinkled black nylon, quilted onto poly batting. It could be the inside of a coat or the outside.
As you can see, I have a lot of options -- perhaps too many. My fabric stash has become an embarrassment or riches, thanks in part to the generosity of so many of you!
And speaking of fabric, don't forget that MPB Day is now less than two weeks away, on Saturday, August 13th. If you plan to attend and haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so by shooting me an email (peterlappin at gmail dot com). Can't wait for it to get here!
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!