Monday, June 1, 2009

Jackman and Tadashi Please

Is it because summer is nearly upon us? Frankly, I'd rather be outside digging around in the garden but today I'm off looking in the stores for Mother of the Groom dresses. I've made two muslins, both of which I strongly dislike - okay- hate and seem to have hit a sewing funk. The fabric I have ready to go, I like - crushed navy taffeta. But everything else, not so good.
Saturday evening, around about the time everyone else settled down to view "Australia," Speedy sped in, "Wow, you are sewing? I need some alterations. This suit is too big. Can you fix it? Look, it just needs this taken in." Upon which he unzipped a white garment bag and before I could shout NO! - Speedy was standing with right arm thrust behind his back grabbing onto about a foot of extra fabric saying, "See. That's all it needs. See. How hard can that be? Look. Just use your Mom Sense." Okay. I need a break from this Mother of the Groom dress business. I can alter a man's tailored suit. That should be far more relaxing. Obviously. We saw how well it all went with Buff and the Prom Vest. So. Instead of enjoying Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman and cutie pie Brandon Walters or stitching and ripping a MOG dress - rather - I ripped and stitched Speedy's suit jacket managing to take in the extra by spreading it around inside, so as not to disturb any areas that would make things annoying - like a back vent or bound pockets - stuff that looks good on the outside but makes life miserable for the person wanting to make adjustments on the inside. And since it was Saturday night and this is Canada, Speedy thoughtfully placed his computer on my work table, so that while I ripped and stitched his suit I also got to enjoy Don Cherry ripping about whatever it is he rips about with long suffering Ron MacLean. No doubt. The only woman on earth to have given up Hugh Jackman for Don Cherry. I want a Tadashi suit. Long. Navy blue. Stretch taffeta. Let's hope it goes better than the trade-off Saturday night.


Sue said...

I have no idea what a Tadashi suit is. I do know that I have a brother-in-law named Tadashi. And, I also know that your iris photos are incredibly beautiful. They're my favorite -- I can almost smell them from here!

Leila said...

I just dread the gridlock that arises from thinking you can make yourself something (only having to find a pattern and fabric -- just those two little things!), and thinking you should just buy something (only knowing that you will spend all the hours you could have been sewing, shopping, for NOTHING).

My daughters found my dress at Macy's. Do you have one there? I told them I was dreaming of something ruffly and fitted and loose (YOU know what I mean), and v-necked... and they found it.

Did you ever see the movie Belles on Their Toes? Worth it JUST for the dresses. Myrna Loy looking feminine and mature without any frump or fuss.

Oh, those were the days, clothes-wise!

Leila said...

I bet if you watch that movie you could make a dress like one of hers. And then send it to me :)

Caution Flag said...

You traded Hugh for Don Cherry???? You really are a devoted mother.

I do hope you find a dress that takes your breath away (not literally) but leaves some money in your pocket.

Jeanne said...

Love your Iris plants and all you share.
Love you Jeanne♥
Rabbit Rabbit

Mental P Mama said...

A navy suit sounds beautiful. I hope your sewing muse returns soon. ;)

hatjunkie said...

Just popped in via Anglesy Allsorts. Boy, you are a better woman than me. I would sooner make a new shirt than sew a button onto an old one. Thanks for all those glorious flower photos. We are so behind in Nova Scotia. Although it's glorious here I am having trouble believing it is June.

Amy said...

You won! Contact me with your information so I can send Oopsy to her new destination! :-)


Decadent Housewife said...

I sent you an email - check your spam in case it went there.

Hat Junkie,
Welcome! Glad you stopped by.

I know. I know. Only would happen to me.

Macy's? Ha! Wouldn't that be the day.

A Tadashi suit is as gorgeous as an iris. That's why I want one.

jan said...

Wow. I am so impressed with your sewing skills. I could MAYBE make a hankie if I had to!