Jorth sat at her computer, staring with a slight frown at the monitor. What, oh what should she name her new dress. "Think, Jorthy, think!" she muttered. "It was going to be my contingency plan dress for the Tessuti Christmas party, in case my other one didn't work out, so maybe I could call it The Contingency Dress. But, alas, the word 'contigency' always makes me think of the word incontinence, and we don't want any of those connotations. So I think we'll scratch that idea out."
Staring aimlessly at the wall, she was suddenly hit with an idea: "Maybe I could call it my Christmas Day Mass dress. After all, it did have it's debut there, and that lovely older German man called Wolfgang who sat next to me did comment on how nice it looked. Oh gah, that name won't fly - much too pious. Maybe Wolfgang Liked? Oh heavens, that will never work!"
She drummed her fingers lightly on the keyboard, and thought as hard as she could. However, it didn't take long before her thoughts began to slither away from the subject at hand. "I wonder if rock stars have as much trouble naming their albums... gosh it's been a long time since I bought a decent record...I'm certainly not buying any of that Lady GaGa crap... I detest anybody who thinks a dress made of meat is cool... oh yeah, I really should buy some veggie burgers for tomorrow's Australia Day bike ride and bbq..."
Suddenly Grumbles stuck her head around the corner. "Mum! Have you finished your blog yet? C'mon, I want to go to the library!"
"Sure, honey!" answered Jorth, and with a slightly defeated sigh slowly typed in The Floral Etro 8184. "Bugger it!", she thought as she clicked Publish Post. Like time, Grumbles and the library waits for no man.
Pattern: Vogue 8184
Fabric: "Repeat The Love", a floral Etro linen from Tessuti Fabrics. I used 1.5m
Notions: 35cm zip
Just to jazz things up a little, I created centre-based straps. I'm quite happy with them - in particular how such a simple alteration can really change the look of a pattern. And we all know how much I love an 8184 - you just can't go wrong with this pattern! It's got such a gorgeous 50's style shape, and the skirt is pefect, absolutely perfect for riding my bike in!