You Think You’re Sooooooooo Bossy….But….

Well, the suspense and waiting ALMOST did me in!  178 wonderful folks voted on my March Miss Bossy Patterns poll and I want to thank you all so much!  (And, I set it to ‘no repeat voting’ so you know it wasn’t just my mom voting 177 times).

For the first half of the poll, the Project Runway, Cynthia Rowley and the vintage looking modern Vogue were all neck in neck with Tom and Linda Platt coming in fourth place, getting a fair number of votes, but not enough to catch up with the rest.Fabrics Paired with Patterns

Then, for the second half of the poll, there was a ferocious battle between Project Runway and Cynthia Rowley, first with a tie, then folks would break the tie and one of the patterns would be ahead, then another tie!  This went on for a week.

Until, the poll closed and the results came in:

Miss Bossy Patterns Final Stats Chart

Yup, TIED again!  And, the Lego Stormtrooper valentine photo also got a vote from my Nephew, Wyatt!  🙂

Since I can’t promise to sew both this month, tells you what I’m gonna do.  Some of you voted based on fabric with the most popular fabrics being the black and white (paired with the Project Runway) and the paisley (paired with the Cynthia Rowley) so, I’m going to pull the ol’ switcheroo.

Cynthia Rowley pattern sewn with black and white paint splash design fabric and fully lined with purple bemberg rayon.  Project Runway sewn with rayon blend paisley fabric and bodice lined with pale blue cotton blend fabric.

Cynthia Rowley dress sewn with black and white paint splash design fabric and fully lined with purple bemberg rayon. Project Runway dress sewn with rayon blend paisley fabric and bodice lined with pale blue cotton blend fabric.

I am pairing the black and white fabric with the Cynthia Rowley and the Paisley fabric with the Project Runway and will sew one of these combinations, which will be a surprise for you (and me)!  I think this will work well because the Cynthia Rowley dress is more dramatic and modern while the Project Runway dress is more classic.  Whaddya think?  Any objections?  Proposed Alternatives?

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31 thoughts on “You Think You’re Sooooooooo Bossy….But….

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    “Tells you what I’m gonna do”…LOL, you’re so cute.
    Sounds like a plan for success Catja. Have you decided which view to make on the Cynthia Rowley? The butterfly sleeves with the cut out shoulders is fun. I’m sure which ever one you sew is going to look fab.
    That’s a pretty nifty pice chart too. The way you fitted the pattern covers on there, neat-o. How’d you do that? I’m watching the Oscars right now and love sooooo many of the dresses. Very stylish this year. xK

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks Kelly! For the Cynthia Rowley dress, I actually really like the cut out shoulder version. However, a very practical reason has swayed me from choosing it. When I was younger I got so much sun on my shoulders and also blistering burns! They went from porcelain white to hundreds of freckles. I’m actually afraid that any more sun on them will cause permanent damage. Sooo, I am going to go with the short sleeve view. Not sure if you can see from the photo, but the sleeves actually have two tucks on them on the top, so they are very different from a regular short or cap sleeve so should also look a bit different and dramatic, similar to the the cut-outs.

    • Gjeometry says:

      Oh, sorry, forgot to tell you how I made the pie chart (CHART!!) I made it in MS excel, and you can select ‘fill’ options for the chart. I selected photo and simply input these photos as the fill. Makes for a neat effect, doesn’t it?

      • Boomdeeadda says:

        Totally fun! Thanks for sharing. I do hope you recover soon and feel better I’ll pop back to see the view on the Cynthia Rowley Pattern. I know what you mean about sun damage. I just did that in Maui, last day while we were snorkelling, my back got red, I had lots of sunscreen on but didn’t reapply as much as I should have I guess. It’s pretty intense these days so you can’t be too cautious. Take Care. K

  2. Boomdeeadda says:

    Oh, ps. Did you see the Oscar presented for best costume design? Was Catherine Martin for her beautiful work on the Great Gatsby and she’s actually married to Baz Luhrmann. I didn’t know that. I bet the decor in their home is awesome. She also won for Moulin Rouge which I loved so much.

    • Gjeometry says:

      I did not see the Oscars, I hab a bit of a code and tuffy node so went to bed early. I am so excited to surf the interwebz today and see all the dresses and winning costumes! There were some exquisite outfits in the Great Gatsby! Not sure they all were true to period, but I think that’s how it was meant, to combine 20s period and some modern to create a new look. I’ve not yet seen Moulin Rouge, eeep!

  3. Nikki says:

    Ha ha – excuses, excuses! OK, will let you off, but I really want to see the Project runway one made up – it’s in my stash waiting. We could be twinsies! Ooh, giveaway, I’m heading over NOW!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Hee, thank you for your generosity! I’m still not sure which one to sew first. I do like the idea of Project Runway twinsies, however! Do you also have paisley fabric to sew it in? That would be pretty cute. 🙂

  4. marie says:

    I like your idea of fabrics. I bet it was a hard choice cause both fabrics & both patterns are great. But with kitty helping it was probably easier to make a choice. I’m looking forward to seeing you in both dresses eventually. The pie chart is awesome! I also like that Wyatt chose the Stormtrooper suit, very cute. 🙂

    • Gjeometry says:

      I actually like the fabric pairing better now! But, will have to have Kitty select the pattern to sew first, since I can’t decide. And, I was actually pretty tempted to sew the Stormtrooper suit!!

    • Gjeometry says:

      Thanks! Since I couldn’t decide between patterns and since they ended up as a tie (oh, the suspense of waiting seriously almost killed me) I thought a little from column A and a little from column B would be like a tie breaker.

  5. Lynne says:

    Great idea! I love the Project Runway pattern (that’s what I voted for!), so I shall look forward to seeing it. Good luck with both of them!

        • Gjeometry says:

          That would look nice! I have a piece of challis that has a repeat, but it is a biiiiiig repeat, 3 across, but it actually might look really nice with the Project Runway dress. The paisley fabric just has such a lovely drape to it, it really ‘flutters’. I will dig out the challis and see how it might look.

            • Gjeometry says:

              🙂 I dug it out but its a bit too scary. It is a vertically directional as well as horizontal repeat. I’d have to match up front and back bodice, front and back skirt as well as have both sleeves the same. May be too advanced for me right now.

    • Gjeometry says:

      You have no idea! It was touch and go there for most of the race and I almost didn’t make it out alive! :). Apparently online sewing polls are far too stressful for me. Here’s to the ol’ switcheroo!

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