I know, I know, this pattern doesn’t look like me AT ALL. and if you were only looking at the halter-topped version, definitely, you would be right. (I’ll wear a halter top only after the coming apocalypse, when we’re all shuffling around in rags. and even then I’ll bitch about it.)

But I’m intrigued by the colorblock dress, and I have this idea … what if I took that pattern and “merged” it with the bodice of a 50s pattern I already have, so that I could change it from a sheath to a bodice for a full-skirted dress? I think it would look really cute with a skirt that had a contrast band around the bottom, and I know I have a pattern for that.

I could probably alter a 50s bodice to be colorblocked more easily (cut it apart, add seam allowances) but I don’t think I have any that are exactly that shape, and I’d be leery of trying to get that nice curve over the bustline without help.

It would be SO cute (I think) to do it in stripes, with the top and bottom being horizontally or bias-striped and the main body being vertical. Or in two different sizes of polka dots. Or maybe, for once, I’d go elegant and do it in shades of gray.

Sigh. Not that I’ll have time to try this marvelous idea in the foreseeable future — I’ve had a simple waistband replacement sitting on the sewing table for weeks, frozen six inches into a seam. It’s like those eerie mysteries, my own personal Mary Celeste — “What could have happened to Erin? She left with this skirt nearly finished!”

One thing I have had time for (as Benchley said, “Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he’s supposed to be doing at the moment”) is writing about roller-skating for lost Magazine. Go check it out if you’re so inclined.

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