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Apr 14, 2014

Lace Shirt, DAY 1 + New Pattern!

Today I got started on my lace shirt.

Apr 12, 2014

Saturday Book Break + Demolition!

Readers, do you ever wonder what happens to the people whose homes get demolished as neighborhoods gentrify?

Apr 11, 2014

Moving On From Shirts...

Readers, it seems like it's been all about shirts here at MPB lately. 

Apr 10, 2014

Laying Out My Lace

I am officially lace-obsessed.

Apr 9, 2014

FIT Class # 11 -- Almost Finished With Our Shirt!

Last night's class was devoted primarily to closing up the sides of our shirt.

Apr 8, 2014

Real Men Don't Wear Lace

Or do they?

Apr 6, 2014

More Comic Book Bathos + Michael Wears the Shirt -- BETTER THAN I DO!

I can't deny it: Michael looks better in this purple gingham/floral shirt than I do.  Is it his skin tone?  His blue eyes?  His grayish hair?  Therefore I have decided to let him have it.  How frustrating!

Apr 5, 2014

Flea Market Fun on a Sunny Saturday!

So many fun things at the flea market this morning (on an amazingly April-like April day: sunny and mid-50's).

Apr 4, 2014

Adding a Double-Welt Pocket to My Latest Shirt

I mentioned that in my last menswear sewing class, Professor B. showed a small group of us how to make a double-welt opening, presumably for a pocket.  (I described the method in Wednesday's post; the sample is above.)

Apr 3, 2014

Attaching My Shirt Sleeve PICS + New Shirt Muslin!

So here's my latest muslin (no buttons yet, unhemmed), using the pattern Professor B. altered for me on Tuesday.  I cut the torso out of my purple gingham, and the sleeves, collar, and cuffs out of the tiny floral.

Apr 2, 2014

FIT Class #10 -- Breakthrough!

Sometimes you don't get what you want in life -- but sometimes you do!

Mar 31, 2014

Arrival of the Vintage Stetson Bowler!

Is there anything more exciting than a package in the mail?

Mar 30, 2014

Mar 28, 2014

Friday Crossword Puzzle Apparel-PALOOZA!

Little did Miss Verna Lee Fisher suspect, when she posed in her clever crossword puzzle swimsuit and swimcap back in 1933, that she'd be part of a trend that would continue to....this very weekend!

Mar 27, 2014

Getting Started on the "Crosswords Are Easy" Shirt + New Pattern Book (and Hat)

Today I started my crossword puzzle shirt project, aka "Crosswords Are Easy."
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