.... and by "aliens" I mean "UFOs" .... as in "Unfinished Objects". Get it?! Bah dum chee. I'm here all week, folks. Please tip your waitress.
When we moved, I packed some patterns that had already been cut out in fabric. Some of these have been cut out for three months, some six months. Either way, they were sitting there taunting me and needed to be gone!
I used the shorts pattern from Simplicity 2659...
...and used Version B of McCall's 5138...
(something about this pattern feels semi-Western to me)
...and voila! Throw on my $5 cowboy boots that I bought at a Payless in Oklahoma, and I am ready to go two-stepping. It's more of a modern Western outfit ala "small rural town where the citizens outlaw dancing" rather than "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly."
Speaking of dancing, the first song I ever two-stepped to was Brad Paisley's "Ticks." If you've never heard it, it's hilarious.
My boots have butterflies on the outside and Dr. Scholl's inserts on the inside. Yep. I'm gellin'.
I love the shirt. I had just enough fabric and there are some pieces that are sewn together rather sketchily. (Don't look at the collar or the shirt cuffs) The shorts were due to have cuffs ... but there wasn't enough fabric left over. This outfit is one big scrap pile that I tried to make wearable, and overall, I'm pretty pleased.
I used bias tape on the collar seam for a little variety.
Ah, summer. How I love thee.
Off to get ready for dinner and to work on my Elvis jumpsuit!
I hope you are all having a great weekend!