Amanda’s top tips for being an Emergency Room rockstar.
- Make sure that you are wearing pants that should be seen in public. Perhaps a muumuu kept in the derby bag for occasions such as these should be mandatory.
- Create a short sock puppet skit (minus the socks) to explain how you were injured. Bonus points for entertaining voices that make the consulting medic laugh (could be pity laughter, but I say try your luck!)
- Let the triage medic give you crazy full-on pain killers. Be warned they will space you out like crazy and then you will have a sore stomach. Yay for pain relief, boo hiss for feeling ick.
- Sing to your consulting physio/x-ray technician/triage nurse/random guy sitting on the bench near you in obvious pain. Especially a song about cats and dinosaurs in a lyrical style similar to that of ancient Grecian saga poems with a polka influence. Though the painkillers may have influenced this somewhat… or maybe not…
- Avoid handling crutches like a race car driver which may result in a smack into a wall/desk/door. Hmm… let’s blame this on the painkillers too.
- Stop the sock puppet explanation of injury to pat your husbands face for no explicable reason. Yup… painkillers there too.
And I love this. It’s crazy and bright and light and summery! And it is just as sassy inside. Look at this neat finish!
What I loved about this pattern:
- The cute as a button cross over feature on the bodice. It takes this from everday into sassy.
- How easy the FBA was- I used Idle Fancy’s technique of shortening the darts 2″s.
- My self made bias binding! So proud!
- Use the notes I made- I have never used a Simplicity pattern before and the instructions were harder to decode than Colette Patterns.
- Gather the armholes a little for a better fit.
- Use the finished garment measurements to help establish a size for muslin fitting.
- Use a different skirt pattern. The fabric I used just didn’t drape nicely in the fuller skirt pattern and I adjusted it three times to something more fitted. See the bell skirt below…
And I’m eyeing off another Lisette pattern for my next project. It’s time to get organised for my Smithsonian exchange. It’s on like Donkey Kong, peeps!