Friends, tomorrow's the big day: our sixth annual MPB Day celebration, seventh if you count last March's Winter Frolic.
Most of you already know that MPB Day is one of the highlights of my year, and I always spend the day before in preparation. I woke up extra early this morning so I could to work on my tan (above), followed by a facial (below) and a trip to the gym.
When I wasn't prepping for MPB Day, I was working on my camo-print wool jacket. Yesterday I'd bought the front zipper at Sil Thread (they'll customize the length for just $1) and picked up some sturdy knit ribbing for the waistband, cuffs, and collar. Today I worked mainly on the lining (two single welt pockets on the inside). So far, so good.
I'd never made rib knit cuffs or waistband before -- it's not hard, though experience attaching elastic helps. I'm very happy with the results.
The inside pockets are also nice. Gotta have a place for my wallet and iPhone!
I hope to finish the jacket on Sunday.
And that's it. If you're joining us tomorrow for MPB Day, I look forward to seeing you there. If you aren't able to attend, I know you'll be celebrating this very special day wherever you are -- by working on a special sewing project, treating yourself to a champagne brunch, or simply enjoying a romantic dinner for two with a treasured pet. Regardless of what you do, you can catch highlights of the day on my Instagram feed. And, as always, you can expect a round-up of all the day's festivities early next week.
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!