Aug 28, 2015
I have not been out of town in a very long time and I'm really looking forward to a break in my routine. Can't wait to eat some lobster!
I spent most of today sewing what I think is going to be a very beautiful shirt (I'm a very last-minute packer). I love the fabric and it's a pleasure to sew with.
Oddly enough, though I have many, many shades of blue thread, I didn't have the right one for this particular blue, so early this morning I whizzed up to Sil Thread on 38th St., where of course I found what I needed. Love that place!
The back yoke of the shirt is cut on the bias. It's subtle but I like it.
Here's a little video of me topstitching -- not sure if you have to have an Instagram account to see it, hope not.
I also needed a contrast fabric for the solid blue below right, a very different blue from the one up top. The print I chose (on the left) is likely to be used for the inside collar, inside pocket flaps -- if there are any -- and maybe the front placket on the button (right) side, which is largely covered by the buttonhole (left) side. Of course, on a woman's blouse it's just the opposite. Anyway, it's not going to be highly visible but will add a bit of interest.
And that's it. I've been running a lot lately, and Provincetown is one of my all-time favorite places to run (but not to swim, oddly enough). I've been adjusting to the most minimal running shoes I've ever worn, called Zero shoes. They're the closest thing to barefoot and I'm totally sold on them. I wear mine with five-toed socks. Pretty wacky, right?
In closing, I wish all of you a great week and I will see you soon!
PS -- I should be posting daily to Instagram if you want to see some vacay pics before my return. Have smartphone, will travel!
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Friends, the truth: Since I launched MPB Day in 2011, the only thing I've changed is my clothes.
I'm from the If it ain't broke school: a little fashion museum, a little lunch, a little pattern swapping, a LOT of fabric shopping, a little schmoozing in the park -- just add water. Like your mom's rice pudding recipe, it always comes out perfect. It's a day I look forward to all summer long and I'm always sorry when it's over.
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