Wearable Wednesday Cushine et Ochs


Ok, ignore her preying mantis shoulders and enjoy the cut of these:

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Very cool…..even if it’s in a (gasp) solid color….

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oh, no, no, no.

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Ok, better- more cheetah is always better.

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…and the most cheetah rules!

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oooh……

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I could see Duchess Kate in this- right before Prince Phillips heart attack-

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Wearable Wednesday Mui Mui


Why so sad, little model? Is your leg circulation totally cut off by your Spartacus the postman’s outfit?

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I need a priest to perform an exorcism on this outfit- I think it’s trying to kill her!

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Come on seriously- what were the models instructions? Think soulless and a little bit constipated?

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Yes, I killed them- and I’m glad, glad!!!

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They never found the groom…..or the pannini maker.

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She’s like a suicidal giraffe in chiffon.

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She looks like the sofa in my childhood neighbors finished basement.

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Ok, I’m not sure if this is a coat or a lot of things, but I like it.

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Knitphobia Immersion Treatment


I like to take the path less travelled or the path that already has a 4 lane highway and a Stuckeys on it. Today that would be Mccalls  5974

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and Burda 6919.

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I have loved all the knit wear I’ve seen on other sewists, but I totally shy away from it. I just haven’t found the hem technique that makes it work for me. A few months ago, I bought out the fabricmart knit sale and now I have lots of knit staring at me  in a judging manner. Damn, first the chiffon, now you, why are you all so hateful, textiles? So I finally got around to some dresses for fall. In the south, fall is the 3 days in October that you can open the car windows without puddling up. I celebrate it.

These dresses don’t really feel like the same sewist choices do they? Well, I was feeling like Patty Duke when I cut them out. You get me? I have the lyrics ready for you to sing along with me.

Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sights
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights –
What a crazy pair!

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control –
What a wild duet!

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike –

You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

Earworm torture time:

Ok, now me. Just keep that theme on a loop and sing along, m’kay?

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Now, Mccalls 5974 is becoming a very work friendly dress. I made 3 little changes.

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1 – I liked the front to just meet and not wrap, I planned a pop of color with a camisole under  to break up the cloying paisley overload.

2- I lengthened the sleeves to take it farther into the season, but didn’t have enough fabric to go full length.

3- I also narrowed my sashes a bit- again, not enough fabric- this pattern in the fuller skirt is a fabric hog. Soo-wee!pr1

Scope my dandy hoof covers. MY brother gave me an Amazon gift card and now he can technically be blamed for these clompy treats that the husband hates. Oh, piss off- Patty would love them!

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Burda Time:  I love me some Burda. It makes me feel continental and worldy. Like reading Proust or saying ‘pension’. I looved the top of this, but hated the bottom. When  I got the top set and started playing with those pleats at the waist, it got bulky and frumpy on Ms Holloway, so I knew that it was time to drop back and punt. I used the skirt back to make the front into a slimmer line and I think it’s better on me. cd3

I am not sold on this. It fits closer to my gentle curves than  I would care for and I am only Joan Holloway in my dreams. This is perfect not ready for a work appearance. When they talk about me in the cafeteria, let it be for my bad taste in prints, not sizing!

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Ok,back into B&W mode-  not a one of you deserved this, but here- it’s Patty gettin’ down!

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Wearable Wednesday Zero + Maria Cornejo


There is so much to focus on- the car buffer purse, the horribly fitting jumpsuit….shiver

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Wait- are the legs just folded over themselves? Dang- I was having good feelings about the shape, now I wonder whats up with that!

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Lets discuss this flying squirrel jumpsuit so we don’t focus on the odd car wash fetish heels.

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Dear Zero, I’m worried my waist looks too small- can you design something to make me gloriously shapeless?

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Even flying squirrels need regular aerobic activity!

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Honey, I keep telling you, you’re shopping at Flagmart, not Fabricmart- check your browser!

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Salley knew she nailed her interview- they were to dazzled to ask about references!

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If you like the top half, you probably don’t like the bottom…..

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They should have put something in the back so the poor model would know where to stick her head thru. Come on designers, these girls aren’t rocket scientists!

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Wearable Wednesday Fendi


I think I saw her hanging over a market stall in China town. Not sure what I was supposed to buy….

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Its the coffee filter/curtain challenge on Project Runway!

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Is it a coat? Cape? Seat cover!

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This looks so random, but I want the bag!

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Whats your pick? furry snot wipe bracelet? Or stuffed animal carcass tote?

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Hold the bus! I like this! Check out that collar business!

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Psst- Mrs Fredricks, we know you are trying to bring Tippy into the  VIP lounge again, please Ma’am, no pets…..

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Hmmm…..yeah, thats all I got.

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I’m so close to a rant about these demented willow model poses- feel free to tell me your thoughts on it-

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Dammit- I can’t focus on my mockery with her hopping around like a bratz doll in the matrix?!

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‘Ok, so I’m at the gym and my trainer, Alf is like ‘Betty, I don’t think you are serious about your workouts-‘ and I’m all like ‘as if! Did you get the check?’ What nerve, who does he think he is?’

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A New Look. 6246


Do you have  a body part that you prefer not to picture? Of your own, I mean. Not that person you end up next to in the changing room that really needs to get that thing seen to. I mean a part of you that you spend a lot of time draping and trying to distract from. Mine is my posterior. Yup. I hate my butt. Lets embrace it (not literally of course) but with some handy terms from the online slang dictionary:

Tuckus

              Whoopie Cakes

                                       Badonkadonk

                                                               Big Booty Judy

                                                                                            Bum

                                                                                                       Keister

…and a bunch of other terms that will now feature heavily in  my google search counts and disappoint many a teen pervert across the globe.

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Whats wrong with my butt you ask? Hopefully you haven’t made this statement while squinting at your monitor and are just asking casually  as a long suffering friend might. Its flat. Seriously. Like the plains. You have my lower back and then whoa- you are at my thighs and have no idea how you got there. Its so undefined that the Kardashians are holding a charity telethon and auction to raise money for it. Hey, it was this or humanitarian efforts, but this, they could spell and found to be much more upsetting.

So whats all this building toward?  All this brave ass honesty? I made some pants.  New Look 6246 to be precise. I’ve been toodling around Pinterest, doing nothing useful of course, and loving the look of the print pants I’m seeing. Then my favorite cousins from Ohio visited and Monica had all these great pants that looked good casual or dress up. Yes, I covet, you know I do!  Check these out:

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Um, ok, no.

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Well, to paraphrase Jane Eyre, gentle reader, I sewed them.  It was even a stash bust and I’m thinking, correct me courteously if I’m wrong, but the fit is even pretty good! Now whats the problem , oh whiny one? I keep putting them on, getting very close to the door, even getting husbandly compliments, but then I remember the unspeakable- that flat area that is now on display due to all the fun stripes bisecting it. I’m just convinced that if I don’t throw on a loose drapey tunic, serape or a blanket, that while I am standing in line somewhere (ok, in the cafeteria, probably) a drive in theatre will be built behind me and retro loving hipsters will makeout while watching the Creature from the Black Lagoon swim across my hindquarters.

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Ok, enough stalling, here’s the victim pattern:

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I love the ankle ties. I love the slim legs, I love pockets. I kind of love this pattern. It’s an elastic waist without looking like clown pants. Can this go wrong? Maybe not. Now, I’m used to leggings and jeans and the particular fit they have- these made me feel a little exposed- so I added a football shaped gusset to the crotch area- it doesn’t show, but makes me feel a little less concerned that they are too fitted.I made no other changes- I was very busy matching all these stripes! Here we are on the way to dinner with the Mominlaw. Let me just ease into this, ok? Here are my feet:

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Ok, a little more- don’t make any sudden moves now.

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Alright, deep breathes, I know I’m among friends, here we go…..Geronimo!

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So tell me, do I just need a longish cardigan to ease my comfort level or just buck up? I don’t want to shroud myself and ruin the look of these pants. But…….

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Time for a tension breaking quote form  Coupling!

“When  God made the arse, he didn’t say, ‘Hey, it’s just your basic hinge thing, let’s knock off early.’ He said, “Behold ye angels, I have created the arse! Throughout the ages to come, men and women shall grab hold of these and shout my name!” – Thank you, Jeff that brings it al into perspective, right?

 

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