The following post is for adult male readers only. Ladies, please return tomorrow. ---
So guys, I was in the laundry room the other day (where we have a bookcase for discarded reading material) and someone had left behind these:
It's called "Vogue Patterns: The Ultimate Sewing Magazine."
So women have their own sewing magazines! And whereas our magazines are teeming with babes, scantily clad if clad at all, these sewing magazines are 100% male-free-zones.
Seriously -- Not. One. Guy.
There's nothing cutting edge in "Vogue Patterns" (think Spiegel catalog) but this magazine manages to be both slick and wholesome. Weird.
If the gals like the dresses they can buy the patterns and make them, and I suspect they do. What a racket. They're not settling for 20-year-old "relaxed" jeans and bowling shirt patterns like we do.
Men, I'm a little worried about what this magazine portends. Could women someday dominate home sewing as they currently do Sunday afternoon television?
It seems outrageous even to contemplate but, judging from what I've seen in "Vogue Patterns," possible.
Isn't it time we started our own pattern magazine?
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