“Sorry, No Service!” Shirt
Fabric: black vintage telephones on yellow cotton from Jo-Anns
Pattern: McCalls 5052
Notions: black buttons
Time to complete: half day
First worn: Grover Hot Springs State Park 8-2-2012
Wear again? I hope she will.
Total price: Less than 5 dollars
We took advantage of the great outdoors at Grover Hot Springs State Park in CA for our photo-shoot. We’ve been going to this park for about the last 20 years. Not all the daughters we able to come this time, but we had a good representation with three of my daughters, my granddaughters, myself, and the two guys.
There is a natural hot spring in the park with a huge regular pool and a hot soaking pool, fishing in the Carson River, a hike to a waterfall, and beautiful views! Camping is one our favorite activities. We had great weather, no mosquitos, or bears. We played lots of games and entertained ourselves without any electronic devices. Imagine that! There is absolutely no service in this neck of the woods and only one pay-phone at the camp entrance.
When I spotted this fabric months ago, it was so nostalgic, yet bright and cheery, that I had to have it. I didn’t know what I would do with it, however. When Leah saw it, she said that it would make a cute top, and would I please make it for her. Of course! I had to resize the pattern from a size 14, down to a six and after the first fitting, I removed the big 80’s looking sleeve, and made cap sleeves instead. Finally, we were happy with it. We thought it would be fun to take pictures at one of “the last remaining” phone-booths in the U.S. and also highlight some of the activities you can do without electronics.