Apparently Aloha shirts -- also known as Hawaiian shirts -- are often made with the printed side (what we sewers call the right side) on the inside. More muted in appearance, they are often worn for business wear. (You can read more about reverse-print Aloha shirts here).
Readers, I was fabric shopping earlier in the week with an old friend -- more about her in a bit -- when I saw this sign at Fabrics For Less on 39th St. (now combined with Chic Fabrics). Behind it was a cute vintage tractor-print -- quilting cotton really -- for just $1.99 a yard. It took a few days for me to make up my mind, but I was back there this morning and grabbed, alas, the last four yards.
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!