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« on: April 27, 2015, 12:58:35 PM »

No time like the present. Cheesy

If you're new to the Sewing Academy forum, you may notice a few common phrases that get tossed about fairly freely. Please do not be concerned... they are jokes, long-term in nature, and meant as funny.

For instance:

Beaten with the Dampened Rayon Snood of Shame: we will sometimes use that as a statement of "condemnation"--as in, "Oh, that right there will get you taken out and beaten with the Dampened Rayon Snood of Shame!" Other times, it's meant as a reassurance that you may be choosing a less-typical element to reproduce, or a less-typical technique for a certain informed reason, but not one is going to have you taken out and beaten for it. It'll be fine.

Shoving in Mud Puddles, combined with Theft of Items: this is a round and cheerful encouragement and statement of approval and slight envy... we like what you've done well enough that we would contemplate the wholly uncivilized action of trying to acquire it for ourselves. Good work!

Those are just two... as others have questions come up, I'll add them in here.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 03:30:36 PM »

That item/fabric/trim is terrible, you must send it directly to me  You have it.  We want it.  This is a compliment.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 08:22:00 PM »

Haven't seen this one in a long while, but Fallen Off The Fatal Porch of Forty - referring to a certain age after which a lady is, ahem, in less than her prime. Whether or not said lady should wear certain fashions is a topic that's up for debate.

To be extra meta, this phrase has been discussed before - and clarified that in period references, it's the Fatal Porch of Thirty. And apparently Pam Robles added The Moldering Pit of Fifty. See it here: http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=5225.0

(I prefer to think that I'm firmly on The Still-Wearing-My-Corselet Credenza! Cheesy )
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 11:33:50 PM »

Oh my goodness, WARN a girl before discussing the Credenza. I had liquids in my mouth.

(So, new readers: we may be all scary and hardcore and research-focused, but we have a hard time staying serious for any great length of time. Cheesy )
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 05:05:03 AM »


Should we link to the entire '08 Mental Disorders thread???
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 09:18:56 AM »

Yes, yes we should.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 11:41:59 AM »

Those got handily compiled into blog posts:

Post-Traumatic Dress Disorders Part I http://www.thesewingacademy.com/2010/10/post-traumatic-dress-disorders-part-i/

Post-Traumatic Dress Disorders Part II http://www.thesewingacademy.com/2010/10/twink/

Part III, Men's Afflictions http://www.thesewingacademy.com/2010/10/ptdd-iii/
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 12:23:01 PM »

Oh my goodness, those were good for a healthy lunchtime chuckle! I'd forgotten about Tieromania!
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »

I believe there were a few songs and/or poems as well.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 10:41:07 AM »

Wonderful songs like:

Split Drawers (to be sung to the Weird Al version, Word Crimes, not Blurred Lines, because no one should have to listen to that song, ever)

Snarky historic clothing lyrics inspired by Beth Clark, the travesty completed and intellectually owned by her sleep deprived mother, Liz.

 

If you like dress up and also history

Come over here, miss; I've got your new hobby.

The clothes are really great,

The clothes are really fine,

Until you see that potty line.....

(Everybody drink up!)

 

Okay now that was close, there was a flushy loo

with stalls accessible to hoops and cages too!

Just let me liberate you

(hey hey hey)

With 1860s features

(hey hey hey)

Drawstrings, they will defeat you!

 

That's why you're gonna make some split drawers!

You know you want 'em

You know you want 'em

You know you want 'em; you're a good nerd!

If you want to potty,

Just lift and squatty,

It's not at all naughty?you'll love split drawers!

You know you want 'em

You know you want 'em

You know you want 'em, now that you've heard

The way they're all breezy

Down near your knees is

Gonna make it so easy!

(Everybody drink up!)

 

Why you need crutch seams for?

Portaloos and narrow doors

Were never quite made for

Elastic bands 'neath laced-up corsets!

When you've gotta pee

(hey hey hey)

Wear split drawers, you'll see

(hey hey hey)

How they were made for history!

 

Okay, so your underpants take two full yards of cotton

But you're a history gal?I'm sure you've not forgotten

Just how much you were wrestling

(hey hey hey)

with drawstrings when you're dressing

(hey hey hey)

Real drawers will stop that stressing!

 

That's why you're gonna make some split drawers!

With comfy waistbands,

several buttonholes pre-planned

for dessert on the weekends!

Now that you've heard

You'll stay hydrated,

By liquids sated,

and no potty frustrations! With your split drawers

when there's a loo line

you're gonna feel fine,

be out in no time 'cause of your drawers!

The way they're all breezy

from waist to knees is

gonna make it so easy!

(Everybody drink up!)
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 04:06:32 PM »

^^That is brilliant! I have tea all over the keyboard and screen now.  I'm glad I'm home alone right now.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 04:41:10 PM »

Please do a recording of that, I need it on my iPod!
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 05:34:46 PM »

This is not nearly up to that level of amusement, but I thought you might enjoy a silly something I put together when Anna Worden Bauersmith mentioned on Facebook that her winter fabric swap needed a theme song:

Let It Snow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fabrics are so delightful.
And now that they're here to show,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've been calico shopping!
A swap is the way to go -
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When I finally stitch tonight,
How I'll love using this sweet chintz;
But for now I'll just hold it tight
And gloat over cunning prints!

Now "Cranford" is nearly over,
And I've eaten the Russell Stovers,
But as long as the stash pile grows,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2015, 02:41:10 PM »

Sewing Academy album, please? Wink
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 05:41:49 PM »

I think if you post the song you should have a link to let us hear you sing it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2015, 11:25:08 PM »

Oh, I totally would! But I'll have to find some sort of karaoke track, and may need photos to turn into a video clip...
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2015, 01:19:58 PM »

I just remembered about this one. Betsy Connolly and Ashley Middleton recently asked me for a song about a raspberry bonnet, to the tune of Prince's "Raspberry Beret." Here it is:

RASPBERRY BONNET

I was working part-time in the sutlery line;
My boss was no General Lee.
He told me several times he didn't like my kind
'Cause I was a bit too p.c.

Seems that I was busy doing something farbier than nothing
But different than the day before.
That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her:
She wasn't in a cap 'cause we were out doors!

She wore a
Raspberry bonnet,
The kind you find in a millinery store.
Raspberry bonnet,
And if it was warm she'd wear a sheer dress for sure.
Raspberry bonnet ...
I deeply esteem her!

Hooped like she was
She had the nerve to ask me
If I planned to dance later in the barn.
So, look here:
I put her on my proffered arm
And we went walking
Down by the living-hist'ry farm.

I said now, overcast edges never turned me on,
But something about her whitework petticoats fizzed
She wasn't too slight,
But I could tell from her bodice
She knew how a corset fits!

And she wore a
Raspberry bonnet,
The kind you find in a millinery store.
Raspberry bonnet,
And if it was warm she'd wave a fan to endure.
Raspberry bonnet ...
I think I'll woo her!

The rain sounds ageless when it hits the barn roof
And the visitors wonder who you are.
Thunder drowns out the airplanes overhead
You feel like your great-great-grandpapa!

Listen:
They say the old times ain't the greatest
But I tell ya
If I had the chance to do it all again,
We'd be dressed up right
'Cause we've researched all night
That girl's as fine as they were then!

Raspberry bonnet
The kind you find in a millinery store.
Oh no no!
And if it was warm -
Where have all the raspberry bonnets gone?
Yeah, raspberry bonnet ...

I think I, I think I, I think I'll court her!
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2015, 01:40:18 PM »

I have so many things to sew, but a raspberry velvet bonnet is getting bumped up the list.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2015, 01:41:11 PM »

 Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2015, 02:20:17 PM »

"I.... deeply ESTEEM her...."

Jessamyn, you know we're going to have to make an album, right? There will be no choice, with the burdens of genius upon us all. Cheesy

(Also, everyone please read that whole song in a cross between Prince and Hyacinth Bucket... or "Boo-KAY."
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