This is Darling….as in ‘My Darling Clementine’ my new sewing machine that I can’t stop stroking….then wiping off the fingerprints….then stroking some more…….
I have to say. Javie the Dashing failed miserably. She has no strange things…….IT WAS ALL SO FRAKING COOL!!!!!!!! Seriously! I got a pattern magazine and this fabulous greeny gold quilting fabric and A Thai silk and a huge amount of knit material that is perfect for my work scrubs! Spoiled me was in spoiled me heaven.I had to pause between items to fan myself. I laid it all out around me and coo’ed ‘You are all my children’. As usual my husband ignored this and continued saving the princess in the computer room. He’s good that way.
So what was first? I took a break from my stroking and cooing regimine to decide on this: Mccalls 6286, the short-sleeved version. I really wish the pants were included in this pattern.
This is also my maiden voyage into the choppy waters of button-hole making with my new baby. She did beautifully! Now if I can just get the marking pen off of it, we’ll be all set.
At this moment you may give way to shoe jealousy. It’s ok, I’ll wait.
Pattern review seriousness:This was easy-sneezy. Great pattern to work with- I think I need more. This documents me officially swearing off fusible interfacing- much ungainly bunching. I chose some lavendar butterfly buttons to conflict with its slight military edge and because I’m just a pre-geriatric toddler at heart. I will definitely do this pattern again- I like the wide neckline and the sweep of it. My clothing test tends to be ‘Hmm- can I see myself in Disney in this?’ yes, yes I can.
Ms Marmot- I thank you from the depths of my ever-so-shallow heart! Baby you’ve got cool stuff!
*final thought- I tested the theory that posing with larger objects would make the subject look petite and frail by comparison…hence the WW2 tank….what ’cha think? Should I try a u-boat next time? Perhaps the Chrysler Building? Greenland?
photo credits: pattern review, meadhawg, google images