Peter is sewing camouflage?This from the person who eschewed G.I. Joe dolls for Barbies?
Well it's true. And you can see the results right this very minute by clicking HERE.
I'm kind of a go-where-my-energy-leads-me type person; I don't plan my projects far in advance. Last week I wanted to make some sort of outerwear for fall/winter and I remembered that I had a yard of some fuzzy wool camo knit in my stash which, if I combined it with some other fabric, would make a striking jacket.
I also had about a dozen different men's jacket patterns I'd accumulated in recent years, including vintage Simplicity 1820 -- not the year the pattern was published but close -- which had just the traditional vibe I was looking for. (BTW, judging from the typeface, illustration, and price -- 15 cents -- I date this pattern roughly 1935-37. Sound accurate?)
Anyway, I love how my camo jacket turned out and I hope you like it too. It has a retro vibe but not too retro and a military vibe but not too uniformy.
Now it's time to make some matching dog outfits. Chihuahuas-in-camo rule!
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!