crochet · Paperwhites · Sewing · Vogue 8325

Velma Vibe

Don’t get me wrong, Velma is a great role model. To me, she was always and still is way cooler than Daphne or Fred. For a start she’s smart, then there’s the fact that she can very often be found in a library. I’m just not sure that I want to emulate her wardrobe.  As far as clothes go, I think that Daphne has the edge.

Off to solve the Mystery of the Missing Book
Off to solve the Mystery of the Missing Book
A-line ladies
A-line ladies

The A-line shape?  I need some convincing.

crumplestiltskin
crumplestiltskin

The pockets? Absolutely ace for storing the large number of keys that you need to open up your average library, you just have to remember not to take them home. I think what is needed here before I am totally won over by the pattern (Very Easy Vogue 8325) is a wash and a press and another wearing. Sometimes it takes me a while to accept a new arrival into the bosom of the wardrobe.

mmmm, blind hemming
mmmm, blind hemming

Getting better at the blind hemming, so that’s groovy.  For the eagle eyed among you, I did indeed cut the back and front on the fold.  Mainly so that I didn’t have the trauma of matching up paisley print on the two centre seams as well as the pockets.  I also didn’t do a waistband, I don’t like them and they don’t like me.  If my belly could gag whilst encased in one it would.

What else have I been up to?  Well the Paperwhites are coming along a pace, maybe a flower for Chrimbo.

bud-tastic
bud-tastic

And can anyone recommend a snowflake pattern, preferrably crochet?  I’ve had a bash but it’s a wee bit floral.

floral flake
floral flake

Last but by no means least, there is of course,  Jungle January to look forward to.  *Jumps up and down repeatedly*.  The idea of which has quite literally been keeping me awake at night.  I’m currently imagining some cream fake fur  Tilda-Swinton-as-the-Ice-Queen affair. It’s nothing if not ambitious!

8 thoughts on “Velma Vibe

    1. Squeal!! Thank you. That looks like a perfick pattern. Totes amazing! (Goodness, can’t type this late on my phone. Totes came out as tites and then Tories). Prob. shouldn’t try teen speak.

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