Greetings from the automat! Wait- where’s the pie? I thought this was like the Doris Day movies….dang.
Oh well, today I am bringing you an action packed pattern review as I mail out my correspondence. You know how I search for locations that won’t compete with my gaudy business and this seemed perfect. On to the show!
I’ve honestly ignored this pattern for a while now- it’s that lower right picture. Turtleneck strangulation is all I see. It’s almost Burkha-esque. But look at details- lovely darted bodice, lots of frisky tucks. Looks like a job for my Alter ego Boxy Le Smut- the wearer of inappropriate garments!
I love it. It’s actually crossed over into LURVE. The shape is….shapely. Yup. Just that. Now I do have some issues about maxi dresses. Are they super dressy? Too much for work? Do I look like Endora at a PTA meeting? ….and is that so wrong?
The husband admits to the dresses loveliness but thinks it’s too much. Thats pretty daunting- this man endorses my personal right to Loondom like no one else would!
About the pattern for those of you that want to join me at the post office on formal day:
Why do knit dresses need zippers? What would be the point? Had I thought this out more clearly (Lord, how many times have I put that in a review, or a deposition? Anyone? Over 50 at least I’m sure) I would have skipped the back seam. It made my print matching slightly off but I think it’s alright- for a first time with knit border prints. I’m easing out of my knit fears now that I have found the perfect stitch. Also, if I do this again, the sleeves have 8 tucks. Oops- I wrote tusks at first- well, I am a big girl……anyhoo. These tucks are made separately on each sleeve piece before the shoulder seam is done while watching Boardwalk Empire. IS Dr Valentin creepy hot or what? Ok, sorry, I digress. Could I not sew that shoulder seam then do the tucks to create perfect tucks instead of matching, matching, crying, screaming? Get back to me on that you greater sewist minds.
This really was a joy to sew. I really enjoyed all these little tucks and pleats and details and seeing how the print would end up- I like how abstract it is and am really quite pleased with the end result. Anyone working the maxi or just having any thoughts about their postal service?
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