I grew up in a transitional time when, up until my junior high held a lunchtime walkout /protest, girls couldn’t wear pants to school. I was a painfully shy student, really, painfullyshy. But, I was not afraid to let my clothes speak for me. It was during this time that I made and wore an outfit that got me sent home from school for the first and only time in my life. That’s right, the outfit I made with this pattern (view 2 with the mini-length overskirt made out of a pastel pink small polka-dot knit) caused 1) other students to buzz, 2) my first trip to the principal’s office, and 3) a free walk home in the middle of the day to change clothes.
I loved that outfit. I loved it because I could tell the world that I was unique without having to say a word (plus it was pink!). I really love the fact that I can run across patterns like this online and have a sweet pattern memory.