Simplicity 3964 goes to the Vet…..


The skies are charcoal gray,
It’s a dreary downtown day,
But at the end of my 40 foot leash,Is my little friend Quiche.
Quiche La Poodle is her name
And having a good time on a crummy day is our game.
Quiche Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Quiche Lorraine
Everyday I take her out. Yea!
She runs around, she shouts out and barks, Yea!
Cause she’s a good doggie
She’s a sweet, sweet, sweet puppy! Arf Arf
And I know she’ll stick by me, Yea! Arf Arf
Oh no! Here comes a Great Dane
Drivin’ down the lane
Quiche, Quiche, Quiche come back here;
Don’t leave me.
I’ll go insane.
I’ll go insane.
How do you like that?
Has anybody seen a dog dyed dark green.
About two inches tall, with a strawberry blonde fall;
Sunglasses and a bonnet
and designer jeans with appliques on it?
The dog that brought me so much joy
Left me wallowing in pain.
Quiche Lorraine.
I’ll show her!
Do you see the key in my hand?
I’m gonna throw it in the lake.
Yea, you’ve been so rotten to me,
You take the cake.
I’m just gonna lock the door to your kennel,
and just you try and come back to me.
Yea, you’ll see.
Quiche Quiche Lorraine You mangy mutt.
Quiche Quiche Lorraine I’m talking about Quiche!
Quiche Quiche Lorraine Quiche Lorraine!

I’m not sure that you all deserve such  lovely action shots- these were no planned- I got into my posin’ mode and they got into their poopin’ mode. My timing was just perfect. Here we are in front of the vets office- post visit. The husband asked the receptionist if we could reweigh them after this. She wasn’t too amused. We bag our business of course- public service announcement- take only pictures leave no poop behind! Love your planet, etc., etc.  Back to serious sewista business! I’ve had this pattern for way too long, along with the wonderful inset material- that was a mystery make giveaway from Kat the bountiful (in so many ways) and I just wanted it to be a focus and this pattern screamed that. This little frock is also a first for me. I entered the world of pattern altering! My sweet pattern givin’ friend underestimated the size of these little hips (see, she’s sweet!) and I got to slash and reposition and tape to my- and the cats hearts content. I went from a 12 to an 18 and it worked! I’m probably not ready for a vintage pattern, but I did it! I also got to practice my curves and gathering-phew!~ I don’t think I’d make this one again tho, its exceptionally poofy- I still might pull the sides in a wee nip- and it’s a bit too unique to have too many of- ha! another pop piece! Unlike dachshunds- you should have many of those.

Katze made this forlorn face for the rest of the evening- getting her annual shots was just too much of a betrayal for her to look at us. She hunkered down under the sofa and deflated/sighed all evening. Sometimes you just can’t cheer a melancholy dachshund. Not even with the B-52’s…….

photo credits: meadhawg, lyrics compliments of the wonderful B-52’s!

24 thoughts on “Simplicity 3964 goes to the Vet…..

  1. deanna says:

    aren’t you one pup short? where was that handsome boy? I love the top! would you call it a tunic? anyway, nice work all posey in front of that purple bush-nice touch!

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      • What?! Liesl sounds amazing! Doug is HORRIBLE at the vet’s. He freaks out and becomes totally unmanageable the minute we walk in the door, and he even refuses his favorite treats when he’s in a state of total despair like that!

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    • It was a puzzler- I saw some very special ones on the MMM12 flickr- including one with an old handkerchief as the inset- that got me thinking more about it. It’s really so comfy!

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  2. I love the colors of your top! The fit is nice, and it’s good to know that the slash-and-spread method worked for you.

    Love the doxies and the music! Our cats are overdue for a checkup and I keep putting it off because I know they’re going to throw the mother of all hissy fits….

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  3. I think a stocking stuffer has been selected! I’ve done patterns woven into a solid, does that count? I’m not morally against it they just never seem to make it into the buggy……

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  4. The fabrics look lovely together. I’d really like to rock the tunic/leggings look this winter but am struggling to find the ‘perfect’ tunic pattern.

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  5. mrsmole says:

    Those panels on your top would really be nice embroidered if you have an embroidery machine. Never would have thought that pattern would look so cute!

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  6. Love the top (especially your fabric selection) but most of all I want to kidnap your puppies. Holy sheet those are cute effing dogs. What breed? They remind me of red King Charles Spaniels which I have an unhealthy obsession with (I once made a woman at the market borderline uncomfortable with my shrieks of “SHE IS SO STINKING CUUUUTE!!!”

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