Today’s Pattern Story

by Erin on February 21, 2014



Marlene: Darlene, do you see that?

Darlene: What?

Marlene: That poor woman over there. No, not now. Now. Look.

Darlene: Oh, my goodness. I can’t believe it.

Marlene: So you’re seeing it too? I thought I was hallucinating.

Darlene: No — she’s actually wearing a dress without any pockets.

Marlene: I didn’t know they still made those!

Darlene: It must have been grandmothered in. It’s certainly from before the Handbag Revolt.

Marlene: Where does she put her keys? Or her lipstick? Or … her hands?

Darlene: We shouldn’t stare. It’s not kind. I’ve got two handkerchiefs and some safety pins in my pockets, maybe we can offer to make her some pockets? Just until she can get home.

Marlene: You’ve got a good heart, Darlene. Let’s go.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Julia February 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Phew! You haven’t stopped blogging! I’d just about given up on you!


Joanne February 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The horror of no pockets knows no bounds. That poor woman, bless her soul.


robin February 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

rotfl – I love your Pattern Stories!


gail February 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I am so glad that you are back. I thought you had left blogging forever.


Laura February 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I agree with Gail above. I love your humor and with the pattern ladies it is hysterical I cannot look at a Vintage pattern now without thinking of some silly dialogue to go with it. Keep up the good work!


Rebecca February 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Ha ha ha!


Louisa February 23, 2014 at 9:36 pm

This is too funny!



waterbear February 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

Glad to see you back! And with awesomely powerful pockets: all good.


Lynn February 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Best Pattern Story Ever! How do some women survive without pockets?

I love that pattern and its big pockets!


Toni February 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Best pattern story in a long time. Love it.


Tiffany February 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Now those are some serious pockets! :)


Erica March 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Best blog ever!


NiCaam March 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Thanks for the laughs at the office.


dawn September 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm

This made me giggle. I love your blog and after catching up on the 100 dress posting I feel I must get back to sewing. After making my daughter’s wedding dress (against my will I must say) I just packed up my machine. But I think it’s time to get it back out.


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