I’ve been so impressed with my fellow sewists and their devotion to repurposing fabrics. Being a shallow girl like I, I feel sort of guilty about my hoardish fabric buying tendencies. So I have been trying to use all my excess productively and of course, being a selfish thing, I like it to be about me.
So in that vein I bring you- Simplicity 1978- a pattern selected wholefully on the basis of it being exactly the yardage I had left from the radiation batik frock. As an aside, I do kind of wonder why this pattern has no reviews on Pattern Review- usually thats a bad sign of the pattern making or of my taste- we’ll see what you think.
This was a quicklie- no brainer from the Simplicity Sew Simple line. Whoo-hoo! it was under $1. Gotta love a cheap pattern! Some of this line are a little twee and I think this one was headed in that direction, but I sternly told it that I was too mature for such. Such being: the only part I wasn’t so wild about- the lacing- it just didn’t feel right with the fabric print- as usual I have a lot of print going on to add too much extra! I settled for 3 little brass heart charms.
Psst! Act natural – there’s a giant copper bass behind you! This is little Me’s version of an action shot. I’m in front of the police station downtown (our hamlet closes completely on weekends) I can’t explain the fish- you’d just have to live here.
This will be added to the Disney World tops for this trip- only 14 days until I leave for the mouse! Thank Goodness- it was flippin’ cold out there!
My ta-da moment: Look at this tiny pile of scraps- not even enough to get the cats attention. Maybe I need a festive head wrap from the rest? Maybe a hanky for waving at my swains? Ok, I’ll just put it in the ‘E gads! What happened here? If only I had a fat quarters worth of excess material to repair this’ box in the closet. Years from now the poor nieces and nephews left to hack their way thru my home looking for all of the cats will shake their heads at said box and mutter about ‘foolish aunts who never throw anything away in this crazy firetrap of a house’.
Yay me! Now I’ve cleared an inch of space in the hoarders Closet of Shame, do I get a shopping reward?
photo credits: little me, google images