Do you believe in a timewarp? I’m not asking you to get all Steven Hawkings or Gene Roddenberry with me- I mean in the fabric store. Seriously. I realized yesterday while shopping at my local Hancocks that I had some odd hate-on for Butterick patterns. So I looked at my stash at home and did some digging. Everytime I buy Butterick it is a colossal retro disaster! A big 80’s disaster that not even VH-1 could make fun! I tried to exclude my Mother of the Bride pajama jacket, but what did I dislike about it? It looked too dated!!! What comment did I use when I was posing with Butterick 5555? I was using my best ‘Julie the cruise director’ pose. Seriously- I think there is something to this! All of my Butterick experience started in Home Ec- my skills have hopefully progressed and I know my taste has (God help me, it had to!) but Butterick seems to have a negative time warp effect on me! I go totally Dynasty when I shop it!
But somehow when I buy one of the patterns it morph’s from this:
I really don’t see any cure for this- I think I have a fatal attraction to bad retro- I’m trapped in a Golden Girls fashion loop?! Other people do rockabilly retro- I do geriatric shoulder pad retro. So not fair. currently no awards are given out in this genre.
So I finally have a reslution that shows how dedicated I am to making the world a better place. I’m going to stop buying Butterick patterns. I’m going to save you all from the sight of me in this:
Does anyone else find themselves visiting a time not so long ago in their pattern stash? Does anyone else hear the ‘Dallas’ theme while shopping?
photo credits: google images, pattern wiki, pattern review