Chic Geisha?

SAD PATTERNS PRESENTS:

THE LUCK O’ THE ASIAN!

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DID I MISS A MEETING OR SOMETHING?

When the Hell did Arab sheiks and geishas start hanging out?

Wait… Ok, I see… what? Seriously?

It’s not like these two patterns have like 20 options on the cover and there just happens to be a geisha and sheikh option in both pools. Nope. This was deliberate and oddly, generational. The pattern on the right dates back to at least the 60’s; the one on the left is from the 90’s AND they are from two different pattern companies. So, unless the corporate spies at McCall’s have been sipping tea with the patternmakers at Butterick, we can safely assume that the Asian/Middle Eastern links are universal. The really bizarre thing is, I can’t even see that these two looks share the same pattern pieces!

Well, at least If you go with the pattern on the right, you get a witch. Because, you know… geisha and sheikhs are right at home with magic users?

This crazy zoo

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Fun? Maybe. Confusing? Hell yes!

Once again, the random, refrigerator magnet philosophy that Butterick employs to determine what stuffed animals will be in the same pattern, fails them miserably. Seriously, you wouldn’t even find all three of these things on the same continent in nature!

No use closing the barn door…

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“Gee, thanks mom. I asked if we could take a trip to the country to visit a farm and you whip out your sewing machine and make me this craft catastrophe complete with real, fake farm animals. Yes-sir-ree, nothing beats the bucolic splendor of the countryside like forty-two yards of craft felt tossed on a card table.”

Good night Hong Kong!

SAD PATTERNS PRESENTS:

THE LUCK O’ THE ASIAN!

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I don’t know about you, but when I go to bed in my Asian inspired pajamas, I like to wear a hat and carry a lit candle and fan with me. You know, just like real Asian people do when they go to bed! Didn’t you know that going to sleep in Asian countries is a formal thing and requires the correct head-wear? Oh and it’s really warm and dark too. Of course, it probably gets difficult to fan yourself after you fall asleep, but I’m sure I’ll figure out how to do it!