summer shift #2

First, thanks for all your barf and mole comments. They were very informative and entertaining! Mole Masters seems to be on task, so we’re hoping the moles find another yard to tunnel through!
So for my final sewing project before the current hiatus, I decided to make another summer shift in case another heatwave hits. I got some cotton lawn and used a version of the Machiko Kayaki pattern I made before. It doesn’t have the ties and is slightly narrower.

As usual, Peter had some choice comments:
“It’s a muumuu!”
“It looks like a hospital gown.”
“God, that’s horrible.”
“It totally washes you out.”
“It would look better as a skirt. Why don’t you take it apart right now and make it into a skirt.”
When the temps rise high enough for me to wear this dress, believe me, I’m not going to care that it is muumuu-like!

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20 Responses to summer shift #2

  1. sally says:

    Cute shift! Peter’s comments totally crack me up!

  2. sally says:

    Cute shift! Peter’s comments always crack me up!

  3. carolyn says:

    aren’t muumuus generally oh i don’t know NINE TIMES bigger than the size of the person wearing them. that dress fits you fine. i think i need to kick his ass next time i’m there. he may be tall, but i’m pretty sure i can take him.

  4. susie says:

    How funny! I think it’s cute. My husband knows not to say anything about how my clothes look on me. He can say he doesn’t like it, or it’s not flattering, or it looks great, but that’s it! Once when we were on vacation I wore a jean skirt that I thought was so cute. We were out on a tour of Savannah, and he told me I should never wear it again because it made me look huge! I was so hurt and upset, I started crying and he couldn’t figure out what was wrong! This was when we were first married about 4 years ago. Needless to say, I’ve never worn the skirt again. And he learned to keep his mouth shut! LOL!

  5. mary b says:

    I love the detail in the neckline. Pete’s comments were hysterical – something tell me you do in fact redo projects into skirts if not perfect…

  6. sara says:

    Has Peter seen the episode of the Simpsons where Homer gets so fat that the only thing he can wear is a muumuu? I guess that’s where I first came across the term so I always thought it was just a large tent like dress for exceptionally large people. And well, you’re anything but large. Anyway, I love the dress and if shirt C turns out alright, that dress is next on the list.

  7. megan says:

    I think that you might need to add a “Megan’s MuuMuu” photo gallery. Your readers are so misinformed!! I love your little shift…if I could lose 20lbs I could sport all of Scott’s grandma’s shifts that she made….so flippin’ cute. Tell Peter to go back to reading his LL Bean catalogs 🙂

  8. janel says:

    Oh, it’s pretty. Maybe a little bit hospital-gownish but in a very cute and airy way!

  9. gleek says:

    it’s totally cute! peter doesn’t know what he’s talking about 😉
    you could belt it and it would be less muumuu like but probably not as comfortable.

  10. rowena___. says:

    i think peter doesn’t get to vote anymore. 🙂 the dress is cute and what’s more you are cute in it.

  11. Gina says:

    Nothing like the love and support of a partner! Heehee!

  12. Sil says:

    Peter is really hilarious! When’s he’s being that helpful, just tell him to go out and play with his moles.

  13. Stella says:

    I’d wear it, too! Peter is just out of touch with the 70’s. That paisley pattern is awesome. Make him a matching shirt.

  14. Nicole says:

    I appreciate you including Peter’s opinions.. I hear the same type of stuff from my husband and it’s good to know I’m not alone! It’s not as if I care what his opinion is – I mean, what does he know about style, but something nice once in a while would be friendly.
    Anyhow I think it looks cute and comfy. Good work!

  15. Gina says:

    Before I scrolled down, I was actually thinking, “that’s one of the loveliest things she has made yet.” It is very soft and shapely and I don’t think tent-like at all. And for the record, I like just about everything you make… so you see I like this one a LOT! 🙂

  16. katie says:

    Your hubby sounds about as (non)supportive as mine. He is just not trained in the appropriate husbandly-type comments. But, I’ll take him anyway, because he makes up for it in other ways! Like buying me a new Bernina!

  17. Kathryn says:

    While Peter was clearly over the top, I have to agree that it does look like a hospital gown. I think it’d be nicer if it was fitted more around the waist.
    I love seeing what you make, though. Always cute.
    (I *love* the print, by the way)

  18. nuttnbunny says:

    Very comfy. Wish I had one of my own during our most recent heat wave. I’m new to the joys of japanese patterns. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. meg says:

    I love that fabric – what a lovely print! Do Peter’s comments bother you? My Dad has made comments about one or two things I’ve made & I can’t wear them anymore, I’m so self-conscious about it.

  20. L. says:

    Don’t shoot the messenger! (Peter.) It *is* pretty shapeless. But shapeless may be exactly what one wants in the heat. I do think the line would be better balanced if the dress were shorter.

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