Mavis: I spent all last night sharpening my sleeve-wings—if I don’t draw first blood in this year’s Dirigible Dollies Derby, I’m just going to plop myself right down and cry!
Doris: Don’t worry, dear, I’m sure you’ll shred the other girls—you always do! Fingers crossed that this is the year I take the Puppy Picnic Princess crown!
Mavis: Either way, we go halfsies on the judge, right?
Doris: You betcha! I think he’s almost recovered from last year.
(Pattern from .)
Kelli: Honey, what did I tell you about wearing your hair like that?
Shelli: I can’t remember … something about hands? No, I remember now, something about handles?
Kelli: If you want to be a black belt like me, Shelli, you have got to take this seriously.
Nelli: No talking in the dojo! I may be the smallest Sith Lord, but I can still kill both of you with a thought.
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Betty: Goshdarnit, I thought I told Charlie: NO DRONES!
Hetty: Let me know if you want me to go get my .22 from the car.
(Today’s pattern image from on Etsy)
Pink: What’s my cue, again?
Green: I say “Double-cross me, will you?” and turn around, and then you say —
Pink: Oh! I remember: “I thought you were safely bringing up the rear, but it’s curtains for both of us, now!”
Green: I don’t know why you can’t remember this.
Pink: I just want this dumb play to be over and have it all behind me.
Green: You kind of have that now.
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Blue: With these new “grab-bag” pockets, you never know what you’ll get! Last time I got a baby alligator!
Red: I should have brought my safety goggles today.
(Today’s pattern from on Etsy.)
Blue: What’s that?
Red: It’s a bird … it’s a plane …
Blue: It’s a goddamn drone, that’s what it is.
Red: Hold on, I’ll go get my .22.
This pattern (and , where the the women in the illustration are looking quizzically into the sky, ah the 1940s) is at .
An aside: I’m really, really feeling this particular style of skirt right now. It’s a great combination of length, wearing ease, simplicity of construction, and POCKETS. It doesn’t take much in the way of yardage, either. ( are a .)
Amelia: So you want to oversell it. Try this: “Oh, WOE, WOE, WOE is me!”
Cecelia: And that really works? It seems … undignified.
Amelia: You’d be surprised. I’ve gotten out of two speeding tickets and a school fundraising dinner!
(Today’s pattern from Etsy seller .)