Butterick, don’t think that we are besties yet- you are still on courtesy privilege in my book- strictly retro releases (love you) and already-owned-didn’t-know-any-better patterns. Remember my debate about girding my dainty loins in 14 yards of heavily pleated tinfoil? My fears: Ok, actually that is cute- my fear was that my hips would make me look like a support beam in Todd’s Blue Zoo….I highly recommend the clam chowder.Well, fearlessness is part of 2012′s sewing resolutions, so I hiked up my big girl panties and found a way to avoid all those pleats! Ta-da!The Mominlaw was taking us to dinner for the birthday at a new Sushi joint in town and threatening the floor seating. I deployed the emergency modesty leggings! I won’t wear them with this usually, I swear!Yup, I used the lining pieces for the skirt and skipped that accordion minefield as God Intended!I’m very pleased with the end result- I really put too much stress into this- once I saw a solution, it was like it was just supposed to be. I may make this again- Do you hear me, Butterick? You live another day, but I may kill you in the morning, as per our standard agreement.
So the moral children? As there must be one, right?
photo credits: Devaniweaver on Etsy, meadhawg, pattern review, google images