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Easter 2016

CATHERINE: Who’s hiding under that Easter hat? IMG_4570 2016Easter hiding hat

DARQ:  Just little old me!

IMG_4550 2016 Easter Hat

CATHERINE: Now show everyone your Wysotti “haute-couture” outfit that you wore to the fancy Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on the–

DARQ: Catherine! You know you can’t divulge where I go!

CATHERINE: Sorry, wasn’t thinking. Now, stop admiring your hat and let people see what you’re wearing.

DARQ: I’d rather show off my shoes, but I know you like people to see the whole outfit, so  here it is– IMG_4558 2016 Easter

DARQ and CATHERINE:  We wish everyone who celebrates it a —

Very    Happy    Easter!

********May 1st will see Darq returning to her home planet and not returning until October. I’ll be posting a montage of her and some of her favorite outfits on May 1st. If you have a favorite outfit choice, use the comment feature of this blog and let me know.

— Catherine E. McLean


Isn’t it time you read JEWELS OF THE SKY and met the real Darq?

Jewels of the Sky 

(a futuristic adventure novel by Catherine E. McLean



***Note to Sewers:  The photo for this post makes it look like the dress’s skirt is all one piece, but the blue polka dot fabric is an underskirt. The belt is also separate. The fabric is all cotton, from quilt squares. 

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Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Uncategorized


A Little Irish?

DARQ: I’m wishing everyone a 

IMG_4500 03 March ditty

and showing off my newest pair of shoes.

CATHERINE (mumbling): Always the shoes!

DARQ scoffs, then smiles and points to the rock: What do you think of my piece of the Blarney Stone, Catherine?

CATHERINE: It’s not THE Blarney Stone.

DARQ: What do you mean?  The guys said they chipped it out of the backside of the Blarney Stone and made it especially for me.

CATHERINE: I think you’ve been had. That rock you have is . . . (Catherine uses a screwdrive to scrape a bit of paint off the bottom of the rock).  Yep. It’s cement.

DARQ: I’ve been had!

CATHERINE: Didn’t I just say that? Maybe you should ask for a new team of Men In Black to guard you on your trips to those undisclosed locations they whiz you off to so you can do your ambassador thing.

DARQ:  But I like the guys. And they don’t play practical jokes all that often.

CATHERINE shrugges, then says: How did the outfit go over at the dinner party last night?

DARQ: Lots of compliments on the simplicity, the fabric, the haute couture design–

CATHERINE: Whoa. That’s not haute couture. I made it from one of your Wysotti fashion plates.

DARQ grins, then says: I know that. You know that. They don’t! Now, show the folks who stop at this blog what I looked like in my Saint Patrick’s Day duds.

CATHERINE:  Readers–here she is, Darq in her “haute couture” Wysotti garb:

IMG_4497 03 March 2016

and what Darq’s holding is a token that says “I’m a wee bit Irish.” So, from Darq and me–

IMG_4503 03 Rock ditty

****Note to Sewers: The fabric is a very lightweight polyester material woven in the tiniest of herringbone weaves so it has a nap that’s like ultra-suede. This is a two piece outfit, the tunic (with long coat-like back) goes over full legged pants.

Next update will be for Easter–Darq will wear a dress, the pattern will be another Wysotti “haute couture” design.

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Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Uncategorized