Would you believe that I dislike puns? I guess I'm just a little punchy today with the rain and cold temps returning to spoil my spring. Let us get our yuk-yuks out and move on, shall we.
Vintage patterns. Yes. I know I went on the other day about how much I love them. But I am not of the home ec generation-- and this one really had me stumped. I still have no idea if I did it "right" but the yoke on this dress if finally in-- and it is straight and the seams look good, so we are going to call it a job well done.
Again, I take heart in the fact that it's not just me. For those of you who follow the very talented Amanda (and in my set, asking is somebody reads Soulemama is just as silly as asking if she likes chocolate or breathes air or something) apparently I'm not the only one baffled by how, um, concise, these instructions are. Shall we just say that the swearability factor on this little number was quite high. And that gorgeous (but SO unforgiving to picked stitches) fabric-- Joel Dewberry's Chocolate Orchid Ginseng--right up there with my husband and really good coffee on my list of lasting loves. The price on this stuff seems to be creeping up as it becomes just a tad bit harder to find. Better stock up while I still can.