Loud shirt

Never one to dress quietly or subtly, I am delighted with this extremely loud shirt I whipped up from an African wax print sarong.

I’m not delighted with the scoliosis that makes me stand so crookedly. I can’t see it in the mirror, only in photos, and I always find it startling.

I can’t remember the pattern details just now. To distract you from my haphazard reporting, I’d like to point out the red, off-kilter square buttons that match the red, off-kilter squares of the design. Matchy matchy!

In detail grinding heed notching!

The lovely Fehr Trade linked to a Russian pattern site that’s allowing free downloads this month. I downloaded one I thought was a bit kewl:

Problem is the instructions are in Russian. Running it through Google Translate presents some hilarious but perhaps not very useful results:

Fold coquette shelves with the top of the shelf face to face and pritachat. Swept seam and zautyuzhit to flirt.

Right. Excuse me, I’ve got to go find “secret zipper and plastic haberdashery”.

(Site actually looks pretty nifty if you overlook the florid frilly things – you can order a pattern redrafted to your own specs. So long as you understand Russian.)

UPDATE: Thanks to the kindly Vilar who left this comment (which was munched by my spam filter and sadly, I can’t retrieve it…)

pritachat – to sew, stitch
zautyuzhit – to iron