Three Things

by Erin on May 8, 2010

Simplicity 1283

1. I love, love, love the ::facepalm:: of Plaid Girl here. Combined with the "WTF?" expression on Green Stripe Girl, I really, really wish we could see what they are seeing. What could it be? I'm assuming it's some kind of really embarrassing male display behavior, but I'd love to hear your guesses.

2. Why can't I find shoes like Green Stripe Girl's? Seriously. Those are some darn cute shoes.

3. Thanks to Emma for the link to this pattern! (It's for sale, click on the image to visit the Etsy listing.)

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Sarah @ ColorKitten April 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

Im with you on #2 – those are some cute shoes! Sort of…espadrille-y but real shoes. Could someone just please make those for us? thanks!


Zoltar Panaflex April 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I had a pair of shoes like that in high school. I recently saw something similar on Zappos, only they were brilliant blue. Im trying to remember the brand.


Commonplace iris April 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

#2 was the first thing to cross my mind!


Sue April 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I am loving these (especially the Golc) recently:


beangirl April 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I used to have a pair of shoes very much like that, but that was a while ago. Hmmm… must keep my eye out for more.But as to question #1, perhaps theyre disgusted at the constant, childish taunnting that the boys keep using like, Hey, take me to your leader! and I didnt know they allowed aliens from the not-too-distant future in here! and Look, its Mr. Spocks long lost sister Spack just coming back from Home Ec class.Oh come on. Those are some seriously wide, pointy shoulders. Ditto on the eyebrows.Although they are pretty cute dresses.


Cookie April 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I think theyre embarrassed theyve been sent to this last-minute modeling job…only to be dressed as 10-year-olds. The stylist is now bringing out the props (big stuffed bunnies, hula hoops, etc.) and theyre flummoxed.Awwwwwww-kward.


Sara April 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I think it is some sort of unfortunate plumber incident….


Cricket April 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm
susan April 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm
ElisaBetsy April 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Miz Mooz shoes has a similar style and also lots of other great modern and vintage-looking styles a fun name to boot! (Sorry, I couldnt resist the pun. I have a pair of Miz Mooz boots I LOVE) Good selection here:


hillary April 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm
Packrat April 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Love the dresses (without the ruffles) and the shoes. Also, like the pattern size. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous April 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm Maybe these shoes would fit the bill. Vintage yet modern….


Daphne April 29, 2010 at 6:42 am
Stephanie Radion April 29, 2010 at 6:49 am

I actually have an old pair of Mollini shoes just like green shirt girls! 😀


Latter-Day Flapper April 29, 2010 at 8:34 am

They are marveling at the antics to which teenaged boys will resort to impress girls in awesome casual sundresses.


tea April 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

OMG, Cricket, hillary, Anonymous, and Daphne: All of those shoes are AWESOME. Meanwhile, I kind of like pink plaids shoes, too.


--Karen April 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

I suspect I had a similar expression on my face the other day when a woman stopped in the middle of 4 lanes of traffic in front of me. Why? So she could make a 3-point turn (almost backing into a passing truck) so she could turn around and drive the wrong way into oncoming traffic because she had passed her turn-off.


Liz in Ypsilanti April 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Re: #1: Oh, theres Liz the Nerd. WHAT is that thing shes wearing? AND, shes talking to the teacher about politics again! Doesnt she get how UNcool she is? (Yes, I was Liz the Nerd in high school in the 70s. Annoyed the heck out of my peers and was proud of it.)


Nina April 30, 2010 at 11:44 am
Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka May 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm

lovely patterns!


Sheila / Out of the Ashes Collectibles May 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Those are tap shoes !!! Check out I think they call them Mary Jane Tap Shoes.


Fourth Daughter May 5, 2010 at 8:00 am

I love those shoes too! I have just stumbled on your blog…am very happy I did so and will be posting some amusing patterns on my own blog in the next few days including a maternity skirt for ladies in waiting (I kid you not). Ill visit again when Ive done the post as I have no idea how the skirt would actually work.


Liz May 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I love the neo-retro shoes at Re-Mix and saw some serious contenders on the SALE page:


steve maroni May 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Love the vintage .. very cool!


ThisBlueBird May 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

I have lots of similar vintage patterns for sale!


Iglika May 17, 2010 at 1:22 am

Another pair of dance shoes. Not the same but they have a similar “feel”, I think – just look at the criss-cross straps – from my beloved Repetto. The price is forbidding though.


Nicole May 20, 2010 at 4:55 am

hahahaha you are too funny!


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