I hope so, because I have one:
This is the bodice from my old friend , sans collar — I finally traced the darn thing off and even added an inch to the length. I don’t know why, but I seem to have more length from my shoulder-to-waist than previously. (Is that even possible? I thought I was supposed to be shrinking with age.) The skirt is from that “W3” pattern from a million years ago.
Here’s the back:
Here’s the sleeve binding (the hem facing is the same color):
And the zipper, which is 1) terrible and 2) on the wrong side! I was pretty sick with the flu over Thanksgiving but couldn’t face the thought of a four-day weekend with no sewing in it … but people, I have to tell you: do NOT operate sewing patterns while under the influence of cold medicine.
Luckily it doesn’t affect the wearability of the dress, I just have had one or two bad moments where I couldn’t figure out why something was off. Perhaps I’ll switch up my zipper sides from now on, just to give myself a little cognitive agility? (Probably not.)
This fabric was from — I bought it last spring, right as it got a little too warm for a deep teal dress. But now the weather is perfect, and it also has a little bit of a Christmassy feel, I think.
Sorry for the blog hiatus — I still need to move this blog to a new host, as it’s starting to get so large that my current host is groaning. But I should be able to squeeze a post or two in while I’m packing the boxes!
Floral: I will look off into the distance as I visualize my plans coming to fruition! Or as I anticipate the flowering of my plans, which is a more appropriate word, given my dress. Soon, the moon and all its habitants will be mine!
Polka-dot: I will gather my tulips while I may. Also, look at me! I’m Sandra Dee!
Green: Hey, I don’t think you took into account that there are five Thursdays this month, Doreen.
So friend-of-the-blog Robin is having an , and you should really check it out. Exhibit A:
Her whole shop is just amazing — Robin has exquisite taste. (Basically, anything she sends me goes STRAIGHT TO . She’s that good.)
Green: I don’t know … it’s hard to tell …
Yellow: Are you sure? The girl at the shop said that the neck vine for this dress should grow an inch an hour, but I think it’s still just as short as it was this morning.
Green: Well, it’s certainly wiggling, isn’t that a good sign?
Yellow: I knew I should have injected it deeper into my cervical vertebrae! I’m going to have to take it back and complain.
Because I am in a classical mood lately, I select a traditional red-on-white polka dot dress with shoestring straps and a built-in padded bra and waist cinched tightly with a big red elastic belt. The frock’s name is Gina — after Gina Lollobrigida, naturally — and she’s so tight little wrinkles of fabric form on my hips when I walk. But she’s got a great sense of humor, a wonderful Italian outlook on life. When you walk in Gina — in six-inch red high heels, of course — you get this urge to hum “Volare” and swing your handbag like mad. I love her so much.
from , by Lee Tulloch. If you haven’t read Fabulous Nobodies, you really, really should.
Floral dress: “I’d like to call today’s meeting of the Pissed-Off Jumper-Wearing Club to order.”
Black dress: “Hell no!”
Green dress: “Y’all go on ahead. I’m just gonna stare at things until they ignite.”
(From the Vintage Pattern Wiki .)
Man, sneaks up on me every year. At least I have this to wear today:
This dress is another Frankenstein; the bodice from my old favorite , and the skirt from that pattern.
Here’s the bodice:
ALMOST matched the plaid at center-front; luckily it’s so abstract:
This fabric is from the wonderful (and sadly, now-closed) .
And the back:
Enjoy your Plaidurday!