A few months ago, I decided I needed some more blouses in my closet. I've been making a boatload of skirts and dresses, but have been neglecting the blouses and shirt patterns waiting in my stash. I pulled out the recent purchase of McCall's 5522 and thought View A would be a lovely addition. I had some polka dot fabric in my stash and got sewing...
Well, I hated the first version of the blouse. It was too big, the shoulder seams did not match up with my actual shoulder (which makes me think I made need to do a shoulder adjustment for shirt/dress patterns from here on out), and the collar made me look like I was a priest. I have officially dubbed this "My Priest Shirt."
The other night I pulled it back out of the pile. I had put too much effort into it to consider it a lost cause just yet. I adjusted the shoulders, took in the sides, and made the collar not so stiff.
I also took a houndstooth skirt that has been in my family since the 80s and gave it a new hem and button closure. Yay for being wearable!
And then I asked Rob to take pictures. Here is the story:
"Rob, does the combo of polka dot and houndstooth go together?"
"Yyyyyeaaahhhh..." (said in a very strange voice....)
"Dude, Rob, why are you lying to me??"
"I'm not lying to you!"
"Your voice got really weird. Let's try a picture where I am smiling. It doesn't work as a combo, does it?"
"Just take the picture."
Here are the fabrics next to each other...not so awful, but I think I may avoid this combo unless I am feeling like a trendsetter. Usually, I just want to be wearing something clean. I don't know if you call that trendsetting or lazy.
Hello, new button!
"Rob, will you take a picture of the collar?"
"Rob, that is the WORST picture of me ever. Delete it."
"Fine. But please take a normal one. Just of the collar. Not my face."
(Notice the attitude finger)
That's amore :)