Today’s Pattern Story (and Sale)

by Erin on September 24, 2009

McCalls 9756

The Winner and First-Runner-Up of the World Supercilious Gaze contest pose for newspaper reporters and photographers in Weehawken, New Jersey. The final judging of the contest was delayed twice because the contestants made several judges burst into tears and run from the dais.

The top prize in the contest is a year's supply of eyebrow pencil, donated by Revlon; the runner-up receives a stammered apology and a limp handshake.

The winner, Louisa Mcintosh, refused comment, favoring reporters with a version of her prize-winning stare. The runner-up, Candace Watson, added an eye-roll, which would have disqualified her in competition.

Next week Weehawken will host the World Simpering Contest, which will be held Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Elks Hall. The current winner, Maisie Degabretti of Weehawken, will defend her title against competitors from as far away as Old Lyme, Connecticut.

[Today's pattern from Sheila at Out of the Ashes — she's running a sale through the 27th, use the checkout code CLEANING!]

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Joni September 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

So, the key to superiority is having a fauxlero. Ill be sure and keep that in mind.


Anonymous September 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Hi,I am a lurker- but I was just curious why you picked Weehawken, NJ.I grew up there- I was wondering what your connection was to it. Thanks,Lynn Binder


Erin September 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I chose Weehawken just because its a funny name. :-)


Sara September 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

heeheehee! love your posts!


Toby Wollin September 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Weehawken – where you can pick up the ferry going to Manhattan. Lets see now, which cities have funnier names? Walla Walla, WA? Kalamzoo, MI?


Lisa @ the Vintage Fashion Library September 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Kokomo, Indiana


belphebe September 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

other fun city names:Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!(lovely city. some days I wish I still lived there.)(pronounced: Sask-uh-tune Suh-skat-chew-won)I cant wait for the Simpering contest!


dulcet September 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm

The Supercilious Gaze, not to be confused with the rudimentary form–the teenagers Mom, you have no clue look.


SewCherie September 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I thought she was smizing – smileing with her eyes (ok too much Project Runway).


Theresa September 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

My mom is the all time cham-peen and world record holder for the Supercilious Gaze.


Theresa September 25, 2009 at 12:02 am

Lick Skillet SCthat pattern is MY size and sold out! Is there no justice in this world!


Lisa Simeone September 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

How about Piscataway?Yeehaw Junction?Sopchoppy, Florida?Pumpkin Center, NC?Boring, MD (also Boring, IL)?Intercourse, PA?And lets not even get into place names in the UK, which has us all beat by a mile!Keep em coming, Erin — we love these story posts!


Latter-Day Flapper September 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

Here are their humbler cousins from New York patterns.As far as funny town names:Peculiar, Missouri (yes, Ive been there)Tightwad, Missouri (been there, too)Cut N Shoot, Texas (live not far from there)Tomball, Texas (named for Thomas Ball)Dime Box, Texas (allegedly named for a small box of tobacco)and Natchitoches, Louisiana (its pronounced NACK-o-TESH. Figure that one out.)


Ellie Finlay September 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

That is the best dress yet.I love it. Love it, love it, love it.Especially the long sleeved version on the left. It would be perfect in black. Just perfect.


Janina the MomBeast September 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Holy cow, I own this pattern! Have yet to make it up, but now I may just have to unearth it for fall!


meredithp September 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

And the ever popular Climax, NC!


melissa marie September 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

i thought this one was especially funny. seriously, nice.


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