It was 35 years ago today (or yesterday, or tomorrow, depending on when you’re reading this)…
What? You don’t know?
Mr. Elvis Presley passed away on August 16, 1977. I had just turned 5, and I totally remember hearing the news. Hey, I grew up in Appalachia to an Elvis-lovin’ mom, so this was actually a big deal.
Anyway, love him or mock him, he’s part of our pop culture, and so I honor him with… a skirt.
It’s a fairly loose interpretation of the pattern. I mostly used it for the neat pockets. I made a simple elastic waistband instead of the nice wide solid interfaced waistband that the pattern calls for, so I didn’t need to bother with the zipper. It’s a really versatile pattern though, and I can see myself making various versions of it. Erin, aka Miss Crayola Creepy, made a downright adorable version a couple of months ago, and the lovely and talented Tracey over at Swell Sewing recently made this green slice of gorgeousness.
Here’s my interpretation
And of course Teddy’s gotta help
Just in case you need some Elvis-cation, watch this video. Enjoy the first few seconds of cool retro MTV bumper.
So did you learn anything?