I have Beyoncé the Giant Metal Chicken stuck in my head today.
So check this out: “Beyoncé” is in Microsoft’s Spell Check.
The mind boggles.
I’m trying to think up other famous people with
made-up unusual names so I can Spell Check them too.
Um…. Condoleeza Rice was the only one I could think of. She’s in there.
That is awesome! Yep. I think you’ve really made it when you can be generically Spell Checked. (I can’t. My life sucks.)
Anyway to continue with our story: I was going to knock off this top from Modcloth. Honest.
I figured I could use my custom-drafted knit top pattern with the smocked neckline, keep the neckline unsmocked, cut a binding the full length of the unsmocked neckline, make a nice little twisted-binding, run a pretty ribbon or tie through it and gather it up to the desired neckline length. Easy-peasy.
And I could have done that, of course. But I didn't.
Because I forgot that I was going to do that and I went ahead and gathered the neckline and then cut the binding strip to the finished length. At which point I was highly tired of the whole thing and just wanted to get it over with already, so I just went with what I had. I finished the neckline, tacked a silk tie to the front and called it skippy.
Hence, my version isn't quite so fun as the original. And also not sleeveless. Um. If you didn’t notice.
On the other hand, it has a silk bow on the front. That can't be a bad thing. The bow looks better in person. Trust me.
Of course, the first day I wore it to work my co-worker's immediate response was, "Oh that's cute. And you can always change out that bow for a black one!"
Which I took to mean, "That top should have a black bow."
However, today the garment-and-shoe combination seen above elicited (from the same coworker) a heartfelt, "Well look at that nifty outfit you have going on there!" and a ten minute conversation about where I got the jeans, so... meh. What can you do? I guess it's working.
I'm going with that.