Pink: What’s my cue, again?
Green: I say “Double-cross me, will you?” and turn around, and then you say —
Pink: Oh! I remember: “I thought you were safely bringing up the rear, but it’s curtains for both of us, now!”
Green: I don’t know why you can’t remember this.
Pink: I just want this dumb play to be over and have it all behind me.
Green: You kind of have that now.
[image of Simplicity 2898 courtesy of MOMSPatterns.]
Blue: With these new “grab-bag” pockets, you never know what you’ll get! Last time I got a baby alligator!
Red: I should have brought my safety goggles today.
(Today’s pattern from Fancywork on Etsy.)
Blue: What’s that?
Red: It’s a bird … it’s a plane …
Blue: It’s a goddamn drone, that’s what it is.
Red: Hold on, I’ll go get my .22.
This pattern (and many, many others where the the women in the illustration are looking quizzically into the sky, ah the 1940s) is at Oldpatterns.com.
An aside: I’m really, really feeling this particular style of skirt right now. It’s a great combination of length, wearing ease, simplicity of construction, and POCKETS. It doesn’t take much in the way of yardage, either. (Here are a couple more examples.)
Amelia: So you want to oversell it. Try this: “Oh, WOE, WOE, WOE is me!”
Cecelia: And that really works? It seems … undignified.
Amelia: You’d be surprised. I’ve gotten out of two speeding tickets and a school fundraising dinner!
(Today’s pattern from Etsy seller studioGpatterns.)
Mina: “Don’t worry, sister — we’ll find the rat bastard who reassembled you with your torso back to front!”
Lena: “It could be worse — at least my feet are pointing the right way.”
Mina: “And — for a little while, at least — you won’t have to bother saying ‘Hey buddy, my eyes are up here!'”
Pattern available here.
Isabelle: So that’s what he said to me — honestly Estelle — I thought I was going to fall down laughing right then and there.
Estelle: I can’t take it!
Isabelle: Seriously I thought he was going to bust a gasket. I have never seen a man so upset in my life.
Estelle: And he really just said that? Like, out loud? Did he hear himself?
Isabelle: Totally! Right as it came out of his mouth. And then he got even madder!
Estelle: So he really, truly said “Not all men say ‘not all men'”?
Isabelle: I got it on video. I’m thinking animated .gif with a dance beat!
You can buy today’s pattern from sandritocat.
Frieda: That’s … interesting. Syncopation is not everyone’s friend.
Melba: My goodness! Her frock is … only fringe. Entirely fringe! Over no combinations! Mother is certainly going to need some sal volatile.
Evelyn: Too, too tedious, darlings. Do you know if Jimmy brought the cocaine?
(See the Vintage Pattern Wikia entry for this pattern here.)
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