Today’s Pattern Story, Sale, and Lame Excuses

by Erin on June 18, 2010

 [Note: this is a maternity dress.]

Beulah: I am thinking motherly thoughts. Deep, motherly thoughts about my precious babe-to-be. Thoughts that require me to stare into the middle distance, and ignore the teeny tiny person undressing at my feet.

Hester: Dude! You're knocked up, you're not the Dalai Lama. Get over yourself. And pass me the saltines, will you? I think I'm gonna hurl. 

[This pattern is from Sheila, at Out of the Ashes — she's running a 15% off sale, today through Sunday. Use the coupon code SUMMER.]

And, as promised, lame excuses — sorry for the light posting lately, I am completely, utterly, irredeemably swamped with work. Not sure when it will let up, either. Wish me luck!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Coconut Pie June 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

Hilarious that you can’t tell it’s maternity. I love the 50s maternity patterns because they had triple seams down the side. You just kept letting them out as you grew. The 60s maternity patterns are awesome too because unless they’re knitting or something, you can’t tell they’re maternity either. We all wore tent dresses!


apeppermintpenguin June 18, 2010 at 9:59 am



What-I-Found June 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

So much LUCK wished for you!


Packrat June 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Good luck getting caught up.


paige June 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

My 3 yr old saw the pattern pic & commented on the “small princess”… she made no comment on the undressing part.


Janna June 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Doesn’t look maternity at all@ Very, very cute.


LDF June 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

I don’t know why I find it so amusing that maternity patterns always have the little Undressing Demonstration Fairy in a discreet corner of the packet, but I do.


JustGail June 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Doesn’t look like maternity wear at all, at least not as shown. Another advantage would be you could take the seams in after the baby arrived also. This is *WAY* better than T-shirts with the “baby” arrows.

I hope that the busy-ness is because your Wordnik site is doing well???


Lynn July 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

THAT’s a maternity dress? Wow. Doesn’t look like it. I loved it at first sight (before I read the part about it being a maternity dress)


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