Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

September 17, 2010

Melbournian ... or Goth?

This week I decided to have a little try at creating my own skirt pattern.

For some while now I'd been thinking it would be nice to make a yoked skirt in a nice drapey stretch fabric. I figured that with my sway-back and mahoosive bottom, that a yoke line might look quite flattering. Never underestimate the powerful trick of chopping one's derriere in half (er, horizontally as opposed to the natural vertical division).

Anyway I digress.

After sketching the pattern onto paper (using several existing garments for inspiration), I checked the stash for suitable fabric. I rummaged through the stretchies. There was black jersey. Black bengaline. Black ponti di roma. Black interlock. Not to mention several lengths of black jersey.

Um, should I choose the black ... or the black?

Suddenly it occurred to me. Despite being the most unfashionable person I know, maybe I really am a slave to Melbourne fashion: head-to-toe black. Either that ... or I am a latent Goth.

Perhaps I will stick with Goth. Yes. Forget the yoke: the next skirt can have a jolly big Victorian bustle. No-one will know whether I have a mahoosive bottom or not.


  1. Tee hee, that is a lot of black in your stash of dress fabrics!! I'm rather loving how a bias cut dress hides/ fatters my boobs & 'i've had 4 children including twins' belly. It's all in the cut!! I'm sure your bottom looks just fine, i figure, i can't see my own bottom so it's not really there & my husband usually walks in front of me anyway, so i don't care who is looking!! Love Posie

  2. Mahoosive? ROFL. Excellent word!

    I've seen you in real life HB, and and I'm fairly certain your current mild mannered persona is a 'front'for your inner Goth. Apparently your stash agrees with me ;)

  3. Black or Black?-That line in your post made me giggle:)

    I don't think it's goth, at all. I think it's just a nice black skirt.

  4. inner goth!? hmm, not sure but I really can't say much as I am sitting here covered from top to toe in all shades of umm...black


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