Today’s Pattern Story (and sale)

by Erin on August 7, 2009

McCalls 4875

Agent 1: Isn't it fine weather for flying a kite?
Agent 2: [silence]
Agent 1: I *said*, Isn't it fine weather for flying a kite?
Agent 2: Oh, sorry, I didn't hear you, I was too busy BEING AWESOME.
Agent 1: [silence]
Agent 2: Isn't it fine weather for BEING AWESOME? Especially in a hat. You would be more awesome in a hat.
Agent 1: [in a quiet voice] I need the counter-sign. Doofus.
Agent 2: [sing-songing] Yes, today is perfect for kite-flying. [pause]
Especially when you are awesome. In an awesome hat.
Agent 1: The pickup is at 0800 in the main train station.
Agent 2: "Main train" rhymes!
Agent 1: I'm getting too old for this.

[Pattern's gone now from Out of the Ashes, but to console you, Sheila is having a sale! 15% off, starting Friday morning and ending Sunday evening. Enter DRESSY at checkout.]

[Also, I *covet* this pattern. Anyone else have copies? Leave a comment if so, either here or on the wiki!]

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Simeone August 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

Ah, Givenchy! Swoon!I think the one on the right is trying to channel Audrey Hepburn, thus upping her secret agent status (in an appropriate dress, no less).


Barbie Crafter August 7, 2009 at 9:14 am

Love the pattern and the post! Too funny! I wonder what secret documents she is hiding in that document shaped purse?


fidelio August 7, 2009 at 9:31 am

Of course, Agent 2 is well-equipped with gloves that guarantee she will avoid leaving not only fingerprints but also elbow-prints.


Joni August 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

This *is* awesome, and whats more, it would even be awesome in the winter, worn over a turtleneck sweater. Id make one in wool, one in twill, and seven or eight in various shades of silk…


Birgit August 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Uh – oops. The link to the wiki leads to the duplicate (to be deleted page). Go here instead: McCalls 4875


Kristen August 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm

i love the huge collar and wide belt. sassy!


justthreethings August 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

Proportions are perfect and that belt-ooh la la! Love the long gloves, too.


MelRoXx August 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

LOL! love the post AND your blog!


anthrokeight August 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Yea verily, I am CRUSHED that this pattern is not available and not available in my size.I am going to a Third Man Appreciation Convention and need an appropriate pattern from Givenchys Post War/Cold War Espionage Collection.Okay, I am not, but if I had this dress, I would HOST that convention.


The Fru-Gals August 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Okay this is great, love love the vintage stuff great commentary smiles all over from me


Solo August 10, 2009 at 2:30 am

Love the post, lol =D It made my day. Thank you. And have a great day ahead. =DSummerA Writers DenThe Brown Mestizo


Jen ~ MOMSPatterns August 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I just want the BELT! Love the big wide belts!


Natural Cosmetics August 11, 2009 at 10:18 am

Like your style ideas…good that we can discuss such things.


Julie August 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Love this post! I am lucky enough to own this pattern. Its always been a favorite.


mise August 25, 2009 at 5:19 am

I adore your agents. So like a cross between Graham Greene and Audrey Hepburn. More pattern stories please (Ive read through the archives of them and have been much amused).


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