Harley helps.

Harley helps.
Harley, my hard-working sewing assistant.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

a thing or two

One: I'm going to Male Pattern Boldness Day.

So excited. We lived in NY for five years, but I didn't get into sewing until just before we left, in 2007, so I never did the whole Garment District thing. I have lists of stuff I need organized by project. Hopefully I'll be able to find everything. (Like 72" or 108" wool jersey. Help me, NY, you're my only hope.)

On Sunday, I'm going to some old haunts: Prospect Park Zoo to visit the prairie dogs, Salvor Kiosk, the Young Artists' Market, my favorite rice pudding place. If they're still around, that is.

It's a mini-summer vacation. Squee.

Two: I really wanted to wear a handmade something, but my last two projects -- the top and skirt from v1247 -- didn't work out so well. The top is too big and bunchy at the seams (my fault for using French seams with a knit), and the skirt is almost OK, except I had trouble aligning the pockets, so they're not totally straight.

I don't really feel comfortable wearing either of them out, so I'm going to just take t-shirts and shorts, probably, because I'm a lamewad. I haven't given up on 1247, but it's going to take some serious unpicking and reworking. Sigh.

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