Have you ever wondered if you’re a Pattern Whor---? Um. A Pattern Floozy? (Ooooo. “Floozy”.)
I have a lot of patterns. Patterns for things I will never, ever make. Am I really going to make a car seat organizer? Or velcro paperdolls? I think I can definitively say, "No. No, I am not." I know that most of the patterns I have, I probably will never use. I view them more as collectibles, not so much as functional items.
But then sometimes I really do get some use out of a pattern. Take this one:
I've owned this pattern for about four years. It's still in print. This is telling, right? I've made some version of this top at least five times since I’ve owned it. (I probably would have made it more, but I’m easily bored.) We’ve already established that I’m thrify. Using one pattern for four whole years? Totally thriftyawesome!
And here’s the latest version. Last week it was 92 on at least two days. (Right. Ninety. Two.) This is the last item from The Big One's Great Uniform SWAP. She didn't wear it all winter because it's cotton lawn. Perfect for a 92-degree “spring” in Texas.
(When you ask The Big One to “show off her dress” you get something that looks like a prisoner-of-war mugshot.)
I added a little collar because the uniform policy requires one. It’s just a simple flat collar finished with bias binding at the neckline. Otherwise, I think I mostly made this as-is. Well, I think I added a cuff to the sleeve instead of the elastic they used.
I then tested out some decorative stitches with my Brother. -yawn-
All in all, this pattern was a good bargain. It’s sized 2, 3, 4, 5, which with the Big4’s humongous sizing means I can probably keep making this dress for The Big One until she’s at least, what… 16? Thriftyawesomeness! And here she is, our delicate size 4 flower:
People at work wonder why I show up in the morning looking frazzled. I’d like to see you deal with Zombie Girl every morning and be, you know, groomed. Or coherent.