Monday, April 8, 2013

The things that keep me up at night

So I was putzing around the internet, avoiding both sewing and my bed, when I spied with my little eye something wonderful to behold?


This deliciousness was brought to life by the beautifully talented Frances at Polka Polish. Wanna see more?? Lucky for you, there's a whole blog post dedicated to perfection here. Oh and lookie, she wore it for St Paddy's with a green crinoline, just when I think I couldn't love one garment any harder.

::le sigh::

She says it's a fabric beast but you know what? I have 7 yards of seersucker upstairs (don't ask) and you know, could there be a better use for that much fabric? COULD THERE??

You know there couldn't, otherwise, why would I be using so many CAPS??? AND QUESTION MARKS???

There couldn't and thus, for obvious reasons, I cannot rest until I find something similar to make my very own.

Of course, there isn't a copy to beheld, except for one in a 30 inch bust and look, I'm not paying $18+ and still have to resize the pattern. So alas, the search continues.

Unless I can come up with a clever way to hack up a princess seamed and/or dropped waist 50's era pattern to accommodate my desperate desires. Please tell me someone, anyone out there in Sewlandia has some sort of inkling of how I go about this.

I will simply die, DIE I SAY if I cannot have some amazingness for my very own.

Did I say die? Because yeah, DIE!

So go ye therefore, my minions and bring back greatness.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bad blogger. Bad, bad blogger.

I really need to face facts. I'll never be a consistent blogger. But for now, enjoy this post and expect a few other late comers as I swear I've been sewing. I've made some progress on my regency sewing, though not as much as I'd hoped. I sewed it up for St Patrick's and took the kids to the parade to boot and I turned out Easter wear with a slight mishap that I managed to Tim Gunn into something I see making heavy rotation in my summer wardrobe. So I hope you'll stay tuned and I hope you'll like this image as much as I do.

And if you know anything about it, feel free to comment.