Wearable Wednesday Stella Jean

Stella, my love for you is deep. Your mixed prints, your sass. Your femininity. I want to support this new interest in boxing, but…..

This is easy Ernestine! If you wear everything you plan to wear on vacation, no checked luggage fees!

Boxing pajamas? Are her feet longer than her head?

I’m sorry- her feet look like they are wearing crochet mallet cozies! I’ll take the cape.

This coat- it is an illustration from Maurice Sendaks unpublished Dante work.

This was made from recycled punching bags- does anyone want the attention drawn to wear that ruching is? I think not.

I was good until I saw her golfing gloves… but frisbee can take a toll on the manicure.

 Any thoughts on these boots? I’m feeling my Anna Sui giddiness….

This is the one Elle Fanning will buy and possibly even make precious. Possibly.

Photo credits: vogue.com

Wearable Wednesday Osman

As a child, my mother was always using just a hair too short of an elastic length in sleeves- just seeing this brings an old pain to the surface and makes me want my wooby.

Harriet’s fairy godmother only had a few minutes and the drapery section at Caskets and Coffins- but her heart was in the right place.

To my 8 year old mind, this dress is the best thing ever! It’s all my Julie the cruise director falling in love with the recently widowed passenger who is placed by Bruce Boxleitner and we’re in A port of call with donkeys! Dreams.

Audrey was selected as this years Virgin sacrifice by winning the high priests ruffle toss!

Shorts with built in polter wang. Marvelous.

The location of the waistband on the blouse is really bothering me.

Kiki Dee remembers this outfit! Elton! Return my calls! We can be great again!

Photo credits: vogue.com

Wearable Wednesday Roberto Cavalli

I think Kate Hudson divorced a guy for wearing this-

Did you know there was one more Von Trapp child? His cross dressing was a bit of an issue for the Baron….

Once more I must elude to the vile and sundry things I’d do to possess this jacket- filthy shameful things! But not for the skirt- I can’t handle visible pocket bags.

This evening on the 2nd biggest stage of the Pocono Lodge- its Verna and her blazing ukulele mashups of the Carpenters and Marilyn Manson! 2 nights only!!!

My thighs are so chilly, yet my legs are clammy with sweat. High fashion or malaria? It’s all about perspective.

I have binned dresses that bloused like this- and my standards for flattering shapes are pretty low.

Oh- oh, yes, pretty one! Come to Annie! I don’t even mind your collarbone harness!

The Project Runway cupcake liner challenge!

A raincoat with suede boots- it’s like a dry clean only swimsuit….

Photo credits- vogue.com

Growling at 2016- with Butterick6241


Well, Happy New Years Eve from little me and all of us at Mutual of Omaha!

I’m feeling most frisky today- new year approaching, new possibilities, new yada yada….

it’s time for Jungle January 5 and a renewed sense of sewing wonder- cuz I wonder how many peeps will join me and what wonders we shall see!

I haven’t blogged any makes in a while- I’ve made lots of staples and repeats, but nothing that could bring any new inspiration or tell a new tale- so I’ve kept happily wearing, but not sharing!

Today I have a little variation on Butterick 6241- check out that wonky-woo hem on the green version!



a pattern I like to think of as faux Tilton- it’s sort of Lagenlook with lots of seams….it’s been in the possible pile for months- but I don’t like the front zipper- those unzipped knit collars take me back to 80’s track suits and that’s not good for me. I never got the exposed zipper as decoration thing either. So I just skipped that part and went mock turtle on it.


I’m loving this- slightly fitted, but cozy, boxy- no stomachs sucking in- totally my thing. These pictures were going to be outside- in my semi-urban jungle, but it started sleeting! Seriously. How thoughtless.  This print is so ferocious- it defied the camera to show us both in focus- it was me or purple kitty- not both!!!


One thought- the gigantic pocket wings are lovely little details- but the backside will show and my backside is very white! Well, I guess that would be assumed, wouldn’t it! So I tacked them together  so they are still fancy usable, but not so backside viewing. Cuz I’m pure class as you know.

Also, why a center back seam? It’s minimally shaped- so what’s the point? It didn’t save very much fabric doing it on the fold- call me decadent- I waste fabric!

Now after I twirl a bit, let’s talk Jungle January 5!!!!!

If you are game, so am I!

Link your makes to this post and #junglejanuary5 on twitter!

This year I’d like to see some previous makes and how you have enjoyed the Jungle all year-long! Throw some selfies on twitter with

#wearthatgrrr let’s strut like predators all month, no- year long!

Every ferocious Friday we’ll have our catwalk roundup!!

One reminder- let’s love the animals and appreciate their skins on them- we’re celebrating the beauty of the print and all its purring power!!!!

photo credits: little me!

Wearable Wednesday Mother of Pearl

Oompa Loompa, loompadee doo-

I’ve got an ugly collection for you!

What do you get when your fabric is flat?

Droopy, unhemmed with sleeves like a bat?

After intensive inpatient treatment, Violet was able to lead an almost normal life-

This just-

 I am out of words.

Haven’t we- and the models- been thru enough?

Seriously- I need someone to tell me….WHY?

Photo credits: vogue.com

Wearable Wednesday Naeem Khan

Cookie exchange? I’m sorry  you feel underdressed next to me, Winifred- maybe you need a therapist….

Alyce liked to drop subtle hints that she was not the sister who got drunk in Boca and had the lyrics to Freebird tattooed down both legs. 

Phoebe and Rhoda were always ready to perform their Politically Correct version of ‘All I want for Christmas is You…r respect and equal pay’. Pity no one had a banjo.

Arlene! Have you always been able to turn your head completely around like Linda Blair?

Oh put the leg away Ethel- there’s no mistletoe!?

 I think I’d get an aneurysm twirling everywhere in this! But. So. Worth. IT!

I hate to leave you with this, but every litter has one ugly pup….

Photo credits: vogue.com