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“Good morning, Wu Tang”

A dear friend gave Mr. Baby this New Yorker illustration of the current Wu-Tang Clan in a frame for Christmas.

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For whatever reason, Mr. Baby took to it like bees on honey. The colors? The Staten Island? The bass lines? No idea. But he loves it and it hangs right outside his bedroom door, and this is our new morning routine:

“Good morning, Wu-Tang.”

I like to iron on as much as the next girl. Such an easy way to put beloved images onto one’s front. So it was a no-brainer to give this a shot onto a baby t-shirt with some thrifted iron-on paper.

Also needed: a St.Patrick’s Day shirt for a party next weekend.

There were all of two baby appropriate images online of Shane McGowan, i.e., no booze or cigarettes or vomiting. Pretty sure we’re voting iconic.

shane glasses

 

Damn damn damn tiny waist!

Look what I found.

gone dress Mollie Parnis purple

Purple, rustly party dress.

gone dress Mollie Parnis purple

Dropped waist, square neck, little  cap sleeves, back straps I’ve never seen before.

gone dress Mollie Parnis purple

Feels and moves and sounds like silk taffeta.

And it’s made by a talented designer, sold originally in an exclusive shop.

gone dress Mollie Parnis purple

But damnit! The tiny waist! The teeny tiny waist.

I can’t risk hurting it. I love this dress too much to harm it. Someone else should have it.

Zippety doo dah!

Huzzah! After much online shipping stalking, my new feet arrived!

A good run on etsy funded this little purchase:

  • One zipper foot for a fussy old slant-shaft Singer that would not take the store-bought zipper foot
  • One narrow hemming foot
  • and the slant shank to hold them all together.

foot, zipper, hemming, singer, stylist 776

I’m this company’s newest fan.

They charged for a priority envelope’s worth of shipping and let me cram in what fit. I called to make sure the parts would fit my Singer Stylist and the lady who answered totally hooked me up. Also when you place an order, you have to enter the machine model # you’re using the parts on. Did I mention there also was an online 20% off coupon? Looking back, I should have ordered more.

Thank you, Sewing Machines Plus.

I can finish up some stuff properly, now, like that poor little purple pocketed dress languishing in a box.

zipper waiting to be set

It was getting really lonely avoiding zippers.

Yard sale: pattern style

Sorting patterns again. Trying to get rid of the ones that will never fit me, I will never wear. And I’m at the point of, “Make me an offer”. Our house search is going terribly, so I don’t know why I’m so nuts lately about clearing stuff out. But there you have it. I am.

Like these skirts:

pattern-McCall's 8424

Shirtdresses:

Pattern-Butterick-6192

Blouses:

Pattern-McCall's 8901

But wait, there’s more…

I’m so excited about prom seasons

Which is an odd thing for a 32-year-old childless woman to say. But a lovely gown I had on etsy, I’m thrilled to say, has found a new home.

SOLD! dress mint ruffle

SOLD! dress mint hem

I don’t know that the lucky lady shopper will wear this to prom. I won’t compromise her privacy unless she volunteers the dress’ destination. But I got news of the sale on the same day the advice columnist I read to hate every single day, Ask Amy, just was talking about vintage and secondhand dresses this prom season.

I’ll shamelessly plug a few of my own listings that would be fun at prom:

Teal strapless tiered sheath w bolero!

teal ruffled sheath w bolero

Purple batwing!

Magenta ruffles!

magenta ruffles on dress

And etsy is full of fun stuff, too, if you search the “prom” tag:

Leopard and ruffles?

Metallic purple (little pricey, though)?

A trip to the secondhand store will yield even less expensive results.

Happy prom, everybody! No need to spend big bucks to have a fab time!

Blouse cleaning on Etsy

My closet is bursting. Warm weather garb should take up less space, right? Somehow I can’t find anything. Which means it’s time to purge a little bit. I’ll start with the tops.

Now fitzfabulous.etsy.com is all crowded, and I can see what I have and wear.

Tulip blouse:

blouse flowered top

Teal blouse:

blouse teal top

Pansy blouse:

blouse pansy

Ruffled denim number:

blouse denim ruffles

Magenta boatneck number:

top-magenta stripes

Red and white blouse:

top red print

Appliqued sweater:

sweater white embroidered

Koala sweater:

sweater koala close

Etsy at 50 items!

While waiting for calls, I’m cleaning house of all kinds of things I’ll never wear or alter, and getting them up on Etsy.

Here’s hoping they go.