Hey Sailor!

by Erin on May 8, 2010

McCalls 3285

I know that this isn't a real sailor collar but the flare + the bow just makes me think of one.

I love how the two regular-sized women are studiously ignoring the tiny woman in the box, who, like a zoo animal, is also trying to ignore her captors. This particular pattern seems to be sized for the bigger women; but since the captured one is wearing the same dress, someone must have scaled it down for her, yes?

In my head the captors have found the smaller woman and are on their way to Fleet Week to make money exhibiting her in a freak show at Coney Island, but are having second thoughts. What's your take?

This pattern is from Jen at MOMSPatterns, who is also having a quick sale: Save 25% off your orders with MOMSPatterns Friday, Saturday & Sunday only using coupon code 'mayday'. (Jen offers free shipping to the US & Canada with the purchase of 5 or more patterns, by the way.)

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evalyn April 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Notice how Stripey Dress is leaning on the imaginary box. I think Red Dress is walking into another dimension, where no one will notice that her dress is exactly like the other two, but she will be able to find shoes like Gray Dress is wearing and possibley an longer back zipper because I dont see how these women get in or out of those dresses.


the sewist April 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I think red dress is a normal-sized person, and the other two are giants. Why not?


Packrat April 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Once again, a winner. Love this pattern.


beangirl April 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I was going to say, Giant alien conquerors but then suddenly my eye shifted and it just looked like an artsy shot whereby the box is actually a cleverly placed mirror showing the reflection of Red while she tries on her Identical Dress. So sort of normal. Or at least, more normal than Giant Alien Conquerors.


--Karen April 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I thought small, red lady had a superpower of size control. In the comics, the superhero who changes size or shape always seems to retain his clothing at the proper size. I thought it was something like hulking out, in reverse.


A Peppermint Penguin May 1, 2010 at 2:52 am

The littlun is waving a two-fingered salute to whoever put her in the box. She may be trapped, but she is not cowed!Cheers,AJ


ztoamom May 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

Stripes: I can not recall why I wanted this particular miniature…. now that I have her preserved in the specimen box….Gray: This is what happens every season. She simply MUST have these and then cannot figure out what to do with them. I will not let it deter me from my luncheon date, however. She will have to organize the display cases without me.


Erin May 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

Testing whether I can leave comments now that Blogger doesnt use FTP any longer …


Emily May 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Ahahaha! Ive just finished my first sewing project in years and am getting carried away looking at sewing-related websites – yours is the only one to have made me laugh.Poor captive woman. Perhaps one day she will break free. We can but hope.


Shannon May 3, 2010 at 10:29 am
tampopo May 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

brilliant, once again!


Kelly May 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

description of the two gals made me giggle.


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Anonymous May 7, 2010 at 4:56 am

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Cookie May 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

It appears the shrunken, disgruntled woman in the specimin box is flipping them off.(Tell it to the hand…)


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ThisBlueBird May 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

I have lots of similar vintage patterns for sale!



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