Possibilities: Back to our regularly scheduled programming . . . June 29, 2008 14:02 4 Comments

Simplicity 2925, Copyright 2008
Simplicity_2925

Oh. Woe is me, she whimpered. I’ve nothing to wear, she sobbed. I know. You’ve heard it before. All of it. Start the violins. Bring out the tissues. (Cliché overload! Forgive me — I stayed too long at the ball this weekend. All right. No more clichés today. I promise.) But it’s true. Really. Saturday night, I wore an ancient but pretty royal blue linen dress made from a 1950s McCall pattern. Big skirt. Flares out like an umbrella when I whip a turn. It’s a favorite, and I love it. However, I have worn it so many times that I am sure the very sight of it elicits silent sympathetic murmurs from my fellow dancers.

Friday night, I wore what has become my ballroom dance uniform: jeans and a slinky knit top. So dull. More boring than rice pudding. So I decided I can’t lollygag any longer. I’ve gotta start sewing right away. I can’t face my pitiful, meager closet many more Friday nights. I can’t! Jeans and a knit top? No, no, no. Pizzazz. That's the way to go.

So. What do you think about this Threads/So Stylish number? The white dress, in the upper right hand corner. It’s current, so it’s not at all my style, but it looks like it would be a breeze to make and to make quickly. And hone my sewing skills, or perhaps develop my sewing skills would be more accurate. And the sooner I can sew a straight seam and handpick a zipper, the sooner I can start stitching up one of my beloved vintage patterns. In the meantime, would Threads let me down? Never!