Ever wonder what would happen if Betsy Johnsonabc_betsey_johnson_

and Joan Holloway


were trapped in an elevator and a comet struck the building and radiation started to melt them and …….ok. I’m about to let you know inadvertently that most of my science has been formulated watching Michael Bay movies. Oops. Anyhoo. The fusing of Betsy and Joan is my point. Here is what I think you would get: IMG_0648

Yup. Me in Burda 7301. It’s a little retro, a little sweet  a little classic. So it needed gaudying. Of Course.


I’ve had this pattern forever- I think it’s even out of print now. Once more proving that I either make the dress EVERYONE has or the one no one has. Lets defend my choice:


It’s perfect for a bit of gardening. Did you see? I touched nature!! It has these frisky little pleats at the bust and little useless pockets- I’ve pulled the belt down ‘undergut style’ so you can see the raised waist and nifty darts and breastal pockets. IMG_0669


I can’t decide if I need to take in the upper body or just use a little more giving fabric next time. It’s boxy, but I think intentionally, but one can be too boxy, right? Perhaps not for my alter ego ‘Boxy Le Smut- ineffectual Spy Girl!’ IMG_0687

I’m fairly certain that the folks at work were a little overwhelmed by my floral predator action. They seemed not just nonplussed, but maybe even a little negativelyplussed. Deplussed? Reverseplussed? Oh, you know how coworkers are. Ouch! Got to watch those thorns!?

PicMonkey Collage

Photo credits: meadhawg, pattern review, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.