Today’s Pattern Story, In Six Words

by Erin on March 12, 2010

Butterick 8030

Flashing gang signs really wasn't helping.

In homage to Paul Ford.

(Thanks to Lauren for the image!)

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

lucitebox March 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

Todays comment, in 6 words: This is awesome pattern envelope captioning!


Theresa March 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

such lovely dresses…they must be the cutest little gangbangers I have ever seen.


ktbb March 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

So pretty! (And hilarious.) Do you happen to know the pattern number?


Sarah @ ColorKitten March 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

What have these girls been up to? Yellow looks like shes about to be madly sick.


Erin March 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

Its Butterick 8030!


Sheila / Out of the Ashes Collectibles March 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

Looks more like they are directing jets on an aircraft carrier LOL. Now that would be a sight


Natalie March 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

My first impression was that the girls were reacting to an incidence of flatulence. Evidence, perhaps, that I am overdue for some adult conversation (my son has recently discovered potty humor – how long does this stage last?).


jana @ Weekend Vintage March 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

What was the artist thinking?


Gretchen March 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

Hey, just a reminder that the Liberty collection is at Target now!(honestly though, Im kind of disappointed. I was hoping for more cotton, but almost all Ive had a chance to look at so far is cheap-feeling polyester. YMMV though, so its worth a look.)


Sandy March 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

Actually, I saw the image before I scrolled down to your six words. I laughed out loud because I thought you were going to comment along the same lines as what Natalie said! on my screen, you dont see why the yellow girl is bending over, so it looks like she is embarrassed.(I didnt actually understand your six words. I will have to investigate.)Sandy in the UK


Hannatu March 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

Yellow dress: Ewwwwww!!! What is it??!!!White dress: Yuck! It stinks!Grey dress: Im not even going to look at it!


Packrat March 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Amen to Hannatus comment. Cute dress, hilarious illustration.


Lainey March 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Oh, the diamond one! The diamond one! Did they actually MAKE that fabric with the border print? Even the strangest hand signals cant spoil that spectacular print!


Cel Petro March 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Perfect. You are over the top–again!


Skulleigh March 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

LOL! My first thought before scrolling down was Talk to the hand!


Cookie March 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Dont be caught with undainty B.O.


FoundinFlowers March 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

LOL – gang symbols!!


Kristen March 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Im with Natalie. It comes from an overabundance of boys in the house, Im sure! ….(I hope!)


Cathy March 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Also with Natalie. Yellow either did it or is looking at the offending source.My youngest boy (of 3) is 16. I think they all outgrew it a long time ago, but I didnt.


Serendipity Handmade March 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

ROFL!I really, really wish that pattern were mine.


Theresa March 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Natalie – all their lives. I noticed the phrase quick and easy are they referring to the girls or the pattern.


Steph March 13, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Makes me think of the White chicks and Gang Signs photo project a friend of mine did a few years ago. Hed go to bars on the weekend and get white chicks to flash gang signs, made a huge composite of it. Great stuff.


Katie March 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

How many fingers do those girls have? It looks a lot like they only have 4 on each hand (thats including the thumb…)


RheLynn March 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

As Natalie said, Ive been with a toddler too long and I was also thinking they were fanning off some offensive smell (that explains yellows vomit posture, too)


infodaisy March 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Im thrilled to see this, odd hand gestures or not. A is my 8th grade graduation dress, which I loved! Mom made it in white organdy eyelet with a pale blue polished cotton cumberbund. Although this pattern cover looks vaguely familiar, and view A is definitely the same as my dress, Im not sure this is the pattern she used. She never cared for Butterick patterns though I dont remember why.


Cookie March 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I love that your mom made you cute, special dresses, Daisy, that you still remember with happiness!


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