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Tres Chic Veronique


The Schaffer Post

My friend Sarah Schaffer, who is not a girly girl, decided it was time to jump into this intriguing and oh-so-pretty world. Since she admired my black heart dress, I offered to sew her a summer dress, and she did not hesitate to say yes! After a long internet search for green polka dot fabrics, we shopped at Purl Patchwork on July 3rd, and came out with... brown fabric with light blue flowers. Yes, fashion works in mysterious ways.
Once I got home, I immediately washed, dried and ironed the fabric, then cut out the pieces and did some basic assembly. I knew from experience with this Simplicity 4170 pattern that both the bodice and the skirt would need to be pinned on her to ensure a perfect fit. (Our male friends were very curious about this process, but we told them this was a girls-only event. Sorry guys). On July 4th, Sarah came over to my new digs, we made a few adjustments, and voila! A dress in one evening and one afternoon! (The zipper is seriously wonky though, oops. Also, this dress fits Sarah in a completely different way than it fits me: the waist actually hits her waist, whereas I am apparently too tall and get an empire waist effect).
In exchange, Sarah will take me on a row boat in Central Park. We plan to take a day off of work, wear our dresses (and hats) and drift...
Sarah seems very happy with her new dress, don't you think?
Sarah's dress
It's even comfortable enough to take a nap in!
Sarah's dress is very comfortable.

Next up was Sarah's husband Mark. Again, the Schaffers were so vocal in their admiration of something that I was making that I made one for them. (They are very clever). Here is Mark moping his brow with a Mason Dixon Warshrag during one of his shows at Arlene's Grocery. It was a rocking set and he made good use of the Warshrag! You can check him out in action in this brand new video (I was actually present at the shoot!).
Schaffer the Darklord

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By Veronique
On Tuesday, August 07, 2007
At 8/07/2007 01:16:00 PM