Wednesday, 15 April 2009

dress done, plus Wednesday night stupid

I made the dress.

It's not turned out too bad, I think, considering how very very bad it could have been. Because I'd had a couple of glasses of wine when I cut it out I made rather a bad mistake in cutting the back of the skirt and had to patch in another panel, which fortunately isn't that noticeable (at least, I can't notice in when I've got the thing on.) Dogpossum's advice to make it a wee bit on the small side to allow for ease when it gets warm really helped - as, I must say, did all of the comments telling me not to go the long sleeves & high neck. Oh, and I did have other help too.

Dorian said the finished dress looked like something Mary Crawford would wear. I'm taking that very much as a compliment (although one of the RJA students last year said M.C. was a 'skank'.) And I'm assuming he didn't mean Mary Bennet, or, god help us, Mary Musgrove. It feels weird to wear because the waist seam is about an inch below the armpits. I'll get some photos on the weekend. Afterwards it will make an excellent dishevelled madwoman nightgown for watering the front yard in at 6am on Sunday mornings.

Now, on to the bonus Wednesday Night Stupid:

This was in the local paper. It's an ad brochure for a housing estate.

I'm going to write to them.


Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Exactly. What is the point of being kept up with by persons who mangulate apostrophes? No point.

David said...

That swill from Jo'burg. Jones'will.

davy jones overlocker said...

What a help Pud is! No frock is truly complete without a sprinkling of cat hair sewn into the seams. I find it saves on other, bought, trimmings.

I cry daily at apostrophe misuse.

Elsewhere007 said...

Um, what is it? At first I thought it was a dress, then some kind of cat apparel.

Are you on your way to becoming a crazy sewing person? (I only say this out of jealousy.)

lucy tartan said...

What, there's a difference between "dress" and "some kind of cat apparel"?

I might possibly be on the way to becoming a blogging about sewing person. But I sort of doubt it. It's just not that interesting for non-sewers.

Bernice said...

Presumably the red object falling out of the tree is the agency's copy editor...