Greetings from DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn, where I spent most of Sunday with my old friend Nora and her bf Derek.
Michael and I brought the dogs, and a great time -- as well as delicious whole wheat pancakes -- was had by all. (Actually, only we had pancakes; the dogs watched.)
So it's Monday again and time to check in and I have a somewhat shocking confession to make:
I didn't sew at all last week.
So I'm hardly in a position to hold anybody else accountable, am I? Therefore you're all off the hook, peeps. Consider it your metaphoric snow day.
So what did I get accomplished over the last seven days?
1. I bought some fabric: four yards of blue cotton twill and a vintage flowered sheet.
2. I prepped Simplicity 3873, my 1941 dress pattern, all ironed and sitting atop my ironing board, awaiting next steps.
3. I fulfilled some family commitments -- my brother got engaged! -- saw friends, and generally enjoyed the fine weather. All were welcome distractions; I needed a break.
4. I wrote a lot. I think last week was one of my most interesting, blog-content-wise. If you haven't been here for the last four days or so, take a look. I especially want to thank all those who left comments, and there were many. It's what you write that keeps this blog dynamic and creates a sense of community; I couldn't do it without you.
And for the week to come?
1. I want to finish my 1941 dress.
2. I still want to simplify my scrap stash.
3. I'd like to make myself a pair of pants.
Simple enough, right? Let's see how it goes...
And how are all of you doing? I know there's been some impressive progress made.
Look at the lovely dress and pinafore reader Laura recently completed for her niece:
This is so beautifully detailed; I love it. Great job, Laura!
And if you haven't read about the gingham shirt Bloggette Elizabeth made for her nephew, Thor, you can read about it here. A renown sewing celebrity even makes an appearance -- and it's not me!
And so, my friends, another week stretches before us, full of possibility. I'm going to dust of my Singer 15-91 and get to work.
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!