Today’s Pattern Story: Blasphemy Edition

by Erin on March 24, 2010

McCalls 4568

Black Dress: Betcha five bucks I can take down the one on the left before he finishes his drink.
Green Dress: Decent or indecent proposal?
Black Dress: Indecent. You get better jewelry from the indecent ones.
Green Dress: You're on! Didn't you notice the dog collar? He's a priest.
Black Dress: Honey, that's what makes this fun.

Thanks to Jen at for today's pattern … AND she's running a sale: 15% off! Use the code 'vavoom'. (Free shipping to US & Canada with 5 patterns purchased. Jen has 1000s to choose from …)

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Little Hunting Creek March 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

Is the EASY on the pattern cover a moral judgement or just a note on the patterns difficulty?


sheila / out of the ashes collectibles March 24, 2010 at 8:48 am

Those are some scary ladies – I mean they dont even look friendly – total meows.


DivaJean March 24, 2010 at 9:19 am

The biggest guffaw Ive had in weeks! These stories you pull together never fail me!!


When Ladies Dressed March 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

LOVE it! And the pattern… Its got femme fatale written all over it!


lucitebox March 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Erin–thats hilarious. Good one, Little Huntington Creek. Ill take the one with the bracelet sleeves, please.


Cookie March 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Does Blue actually have a nice, big beauty mark on her face, or is that a speck of dust? Blacks necklace is so big, it looks like wadded up crepe paper thats been put around her neck.Beauty marks, gigantic jewelry…theyre MY kind of crowd! Shove over, girls.


Cel Petro March 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Not only do dresses have secret lives, paper dolls do too. I knew it! The priest line put it over the top.


ztoamom March 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

You so crack me up. This one is as good as the demure girl and the divorcee. Maybe better. I love your blog.


Theresa March 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Love the story and the dress – vavoom is right!


Cindy March 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Great blog! Love the pattern stories – always make me laugh. And, because of you, now Im going to have to sew a Heidi!


Solo March 25, 2010 at 1:42 am

This pattern is all femine. SoloTravel and LivingJob Hunter


bani March 25, 2010 at 3:55 am



Groovymama March 25, 2010 at 10:16 am

Im so glad I found your blog – Ive just had the laugh of the day (or week – great story)…and lovely patterns.Greetings from Denmark,~Trine


scarabee March 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I dont know how much better or worse this makes it: when I looked at Black, I thought it was Liz Taylor…


ztoamom March 26, 2010 at 9:23 am

You need to be the first to know…. going to make a Heidi.


Sara March 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

Hooray for Pattern Stories!


Karrol March 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Nice! With the big red EASY on there and the huntress looks on their faces I wonder how many women made this pattern with a cocktail party fantasy on their minds?


Nora March 27, 2010 at 9:10 am



melina bee March 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

what a hilarious post and new reason for me to keep all the old patterns I will never get around to usingmelina bee


Jhon David March 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Horrible!!! Such a pretty Dress, ruined by dung.


edwang March 31, 2010 at 4:17 am
Lisa Simeone March 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

Erin, you are a riot!But loooove the style of that black dress. So sexy, yet so elegant and polished. This is what designers of yore did so well — you could be totally covered up yet still a complete knock-out. You didnt have to show cleavage or acres of skin to be sexy. Nowadays, subtlety has been lost.


Jhon David April 3, 2010 at 1:44 am

Beauty marks, gigantic jewelry…theyre MY kind of crowd! Shove over, girls.


Susan Fogel April 4, 2010 at 9:37 am

It took me a minute to realize the dresses on the pattern were talking….what can I say it must be the Baja Sun! I can vividly recall many of my old patterns and the fabrics I used. Wish I had the patterns now, and at those prices! Yuor blog is a lot of fun!


Kathleen Valentine April 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Very clever and very sexy dress…. soooooo Ava Gardner!


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