Haiku Challenge: This Old Woman

I’ve been wanting to try Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

It’s taken me ages to write something which I think qualifies and still allows me to show you my upcoming sewing project. I scored 3 metres of vintage material on eBay, and it arrived today. Hard to believe its 30 years old! The pattern is vintage as well, but I loved it at first sight. I expect to make a skirt and the strappy top.

broderie

I’m using the Haiku Poem – English Form. 17 syllables over three lines in a 5 / 7 / 5 pattern. Two complete sentences overlapping in the middle. Supposed to make some sort of sense and point to opposing ideas. I think I’ve done okay.

Ronovan gives two words to be used – Cover, Colour – synomyns are allowed as long as it doesn’t change the meaning. Here goes …

 

this Old Woman shall

don pink broderie anglaise,

the colour of Girl

That was fun.

Have a nice day / evening / whatever!  🙂

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Love the material and the pattern. Will look good. Nice to be able to sew, I’m a real clutz at that sort of thing. Never did finish my cooking apron for high school, used to tuck the hand towel into the waistband. Wonder why I flunked sewing. You wouldn’t believe my grandmother was a tailoress, made all the clothes for her children (2 boys, 2 girls), obviously wasn’t in the genes she passed on.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Good morning, Sue, we’ll never forget our cookery apron horrors. 😮 I hadn’t sewn for a long time, until the year before last when I decided to make an outfit to wear to a wedding. Halfway through, one of the plastic cogs running my sewing machine snapped. I figured it was best just to get a new machine, just a basic one. Does the trick. I shouldn’t really sew anything until I lose another stone, but the skirt will be easy to adjust. Mr R’s grandfather was an upholsterer, used a tougher sewing machine. 🙂

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  2. Claudette says:

    that was – gorgeous haiku, well done Christine.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Oh thanks, Claudette. Appreciated.

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      1. Claudette says:

        You are most welcome Christine.

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  3. skybright1 says:

    Ah that jacket pattern is just the sort of jacket I’ve been looking to buy! Older generational clothes were graceful I think, whereas some today just aren’t.
    Well done on the Haiku poem Christine! Yes it did make sense all areas.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thank you, Effy. Haiku is making sense to me now, after reading up Ronovan’s simple explanation of the ‘rules’. It takes some thought, though. I admire yours, and wanted to try my hand at it. Just been over and wandered through your blog, so you’ll have stuff in your moderation queue. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

      I won’t have enough material to make the lovely jacket – and all that pink would be a bit much! I’m thinking a silvery grey – perhaps a heavier fabric as I’ll make trousers the same. I’ll see what looks ‘right’ together. White would be nice, but … white!

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  4. Sue says:

    Silvery grey would look lovely with that shade of pink. Maybe fine linen type of material for Jacket & trousers. White … ? You ready to wash them after every wearing, the pink would get lost as well.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      No white trousers, ever! I was thinking a linen, too. And elastic is a great idea. 😮

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  5. Sue says:

    Shhhh, don’t tell anyone (elastic in the waistband)

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  6. jazzytower says:

    Hmm…I like “the color of girl”

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  7. jazzytower says:

    P,S, I sew too, I’ve put it aside for a while now since I could only handle one obcession at a time:)

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Ahhh, that’s my trouble, I try and do too many things at once. I’m learning you can’t do that. Thanks for dropping by, it’s appreciated.

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      1. jazzytower says:

        The last time I was at it I was up for 2 days. That’s when i drew the line and eased off the insanity. Got five dresses out of it though.:)

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Worth the effort, then. Short-term multitasking is more effective than the prolonged. I’m impressed – 5 dresses in 2 days!

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          1. jazzytower says:

            Yep, was attending a wedding, kept changing my mind. The wedding was coming up fast:

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          2. ChristineR says:

            Oh gosh, then you would have a hard time deciding which one to wear on the actual day. Did you wear the first one you made?

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          3. jazzytower says:

            That is soo funny that you said that. Yes, I did. Lol!

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  8. Lovely haiku and that fabric is so pretty 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks for dropping by and liking my haiku. The fabric is gorgeous, it’ll make a lovely skirt. I’m rethinking the strappy top – my shoulders are great but I’ve got 60 year old arms!

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      1. Well I think that sounds wonderful. A little strappy top sounds great with the skirt.

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Thanks for your encouragement, Edwina.

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    Love the whole idea, beautiful material, pattern and Haiku! xx

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks for dropping in Willow, and for your kind words. I’m still over at your place catching up. 🙂

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        And you are so welcome!

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  10. sue says:

    Know what you mean about 60’s arms. Next time you are at material shop have a look and see if they have any voile the same colour. You could still have a nice top, although not as strappy as you would like and attach voile sleeves

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Good idea, Sue. I was going for the little top as I wouldn’t have much material over after making the skirt. I’ll make the skirt and then decide. 🙂

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  11. Aunt Beulah says:

    I love this Haiku, Christine, and, as a rule, I’m not all that fond of Haiku! You’ve made a believer of me.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I was a bit the same, but once I really understood the main purpose – to show opposing forces – it became an interesting exercise. Thank you, Janet.

      Nearly forgot, I’m almost halfway through your book (Kindle) – read in one sitting and not quite game to pick it up again until I catch up on some sleep. ❤ I love it.

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