I slowly close the door behind me and run to embrace my love.
‘When can we stop meeting behind closed doors? When will you take me out on the town-‘
‘It’s complicated,’ I say. ‘So many things are in the way- I need time-‘
‘You always say that- you keep promising to introduce me to your friends, but I just feel like you are embarrassed by me!’
‘Stop! You know how much I love you! You know how I feel when I see you and how good it feels to touch you- it’s just……’
‘Say it! Tell me why we never go out!’ I knew what needed to be said, but it was too hurtful- I took a deep breath-
‘You don’t match anything. I love you but I have nothing to wear with you. I’m sorry. It’s not you- it’s me…….’
How many times have you had this conversation? How many times have you been unable to make your love public? Come on, I can’t be the only one that has these guilty shoe trysts in the closet.
Be honest. You saw them across the aisle- there was an instant connection- sparks, chemistry. You brought them home in a whirlwind of lust and dreams for your future- vacations, fancy dinners, moonlit walks and of course- the envy of all when they see you together.
Then you saw they didn’t fit your lifestyle- they didn’t mix with your other friends- your textile friends.
Can this relationship be saved? Can you grow together?
I need some new summer tops- work appropriate but cute and I need to get back in the good graces of my secret solemates- my neglected hoof covers that are starting to doubt me. If you think I am foolish enough to let you get a look at my shoe archive- you are mistaken- if pictures of my shoes get out there- color blind toddlers with bad taste will be racing to my closet to pilfer my treasures!
Enter Butterick 6172. I was tempted to not blog this- I saw a very well-respected sewist is working on it too and hers will be a couture banquet- where as mine is more of a drive thru add fries event!
Please note that I have inserted a solid color into my work today. Yes, a solid. It was from a bundle Fabricmart sent me- what were they thinking? Well, maybe they knew I had these adorable pink maryjanes to show off!
– this is my favorite summer sleeve length. I call it ‘cut at the lengthen or shorten here’ length. Thank you Butterick- it worked out just right. Why is this picture so blurry…..
– somehow I hemmed my pink on the wrong side, so it isn’t hanging down as designed- it almost creates a jagged pink monster mouth effect- who doesn’t want that? Honestly, I didn’t notice until very late in the process. See? I’m a planner!
– I used a premade bias tape on the neckline- I wanted to use as little of my floral as possible in case I can wedge in another project.
Surprisingly, the husband liked my tail. How often do you type that??
This lovely locale is the husbands hops trellis area. While he was building it the neighbors were very concerned- it had a gallows- esque look that definitely took us off the local trick or treat routes. Well played, Mr B.
Photo credits: pattern review, little me. Pinterest- the boots are Anna Sui. All images remain the property of their original owners.