Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to become a green dress

Green Fabric

Once upon a time there was some green fabric that had been bought on a whim, and had long since been stuffed in the sewing bureau and forgotten about. The green fabric tried hard not to live up to her colour's reputation for envy whenever she saw other fabric around her being removed, only to reappear as fabulous frocks days later, but it was getting harder and harder as time went by.

Unbeknownst to her, there was a pattern sitting in the pattern drawer of the very same bureau, sadly sighing and feeling the very same way. Day after day they remained there, undisturbed, each thinking sadly how marvellous it would be if they, too, could meet their perfect project match. All each wanted was to meet the one who could help them fulfil their shared destiny of becoming a dress. Not such a big thing to ask, was it? Yet the weeks and then the months slipped by as still they sat there, oblivious to each other, separated from their futures by a mere shelf of wood.

History will only tell us the facts as they occur, and often the impetus that propelled a fancy into a fact is lost to us forever, so we will never know what propelled Jorth to bring the two together. Did she experience a moment of textile-based psychic intuition? Did she perhaps actually hear their heart-felt sighs? All we know for sure is that on the 16th of October, 2012 Jorth took it upon herself to perform a little sewing matchmaking. Pulling them out of their respective sewing bureau prisons, she introduced the green fabric to McCalls 6320, and was much gratified to see how delightedly they took to each other. Here, at last, was the one they had been waiting for.


  1. Can't wait to see the result of this match made in heaven x

  2. An inspired choice to be sure, although did you not think of a Leprechaun suit?!

  3. Oh, what a fun post. Looking forward to seeing the final dress

  4. This has me thinking about all the unrequited fabric/pattern loves that may be haunting my own shelves!! Lovely little story - I can't wait to see the dress!!

  5. You are terribly charming. Love your blog. Can't wait to see pictures.

  6. I love your blog, you're so funny! I really can't wait to see what you make, you have great taste!



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