Well, it’s been at least 2 makes since I worked in a faux animal print, so I was getting twitchy! You know I love animals….Moving along! I made a Butterick! I know, I whine about them and then what do I do? I fall for a $1.99 sale and I’m like Charlie Brown and that football?!This week we are headed into the big city (Greenville) for some cul-cha. The Peace Center is hosting Kevin Smith and as a New Jersey ex-patriot I just have to go. There are alot of things about New Jersey that I will always miss, tho it’s not my home anymore- my family is here, so I am a loving hostage. Like New Jersey, Kevin Smith is an acquired taste. Did you know he was a dachshundist? Here is Schecky and the man!This evening presents a bit of a wardrobe question. I usually bring out the big style guns for evenings of ‘thea-ta’, but kevin Smith is not exactly a velvet and pearls event. So the new Butterick seemed like a nice compromise. Do you see how low the under arm areas is? On the envelope cover it is a little more obvious- this little devil is huge! I made my standard size- that’s kept in the vault, just like the Queens measurements- and then ended up taking 2 inches off of each seam and still I could do that slumber party trick where you completely change your clothes inside of your clothes?!
Any more shaping and the concept would have been lost, I know it’s not supposed to be fitted, but it is a trifle hockey jersey-esque. AHA! Now you see the little pink lightbulb that went on for me. This is a perfect shape to wear to listen to Silent Bob cuss all evening! Oh, i just love a theme outfit!You know you need a Star Wars reference if you plan to spend an evening listening to a very inspiring Q&A from a big old Scifi geek. God bless him! The husband wasn’t initially thrilled with this. He has very few strong dislikes, but yoga pants and hoodies are among them. I am grateful- I’d hate for him to try to get me to dress like Avrille Lavigne- I’m too old for put-on surly. I have real surly! The surly of the aging debutante with tired feet! As I wore this out for a trial spin it really grew on him and me, too. I may have to have another of these easy, easy makes. No new skills breached, but a win is a win and builds my confidence. These pics are all pre- Greenville, I hated for him to have to lug the camera stuff around all evening- he is a man of many accesories! As am I- check out my hidden Mickey pin…Lord I am cool- please no flash pictures!photo credits: meadhawg, pattern review, google images