There's a guy on a neon green crotch rocket who revs up directly in front of our home about three times a day. I think he's delivering soup.
In the middle of shooting a garment (my betty drunken dress, to be exact), I teetered up the stairs behind me, and appeared out of 1952 (with a dash of 2012) to have a conversation with the lad.
Hellooooo, hellooo there I purred, and when the purr wasn't sufficient over the roar of the idling engine, I put a little Betty in it.
It must have been an interesting sight, two people who probably had around a dozen races between them, one straddling 90s metal & chrome, one in 50s cotton & curls, one coaxing a friendly conversation out of the cautious other. When you ride around on a rocket that needs ten minutes of idling to produce an inch of movement, you're gonna get some shade. I know, I've seen my neighbors giving him the business these past months. I was ready to throw my hat in that rude ring. But ruggy thought my brand of sugar could be a better answer.
When I heard this suggestion, I squinted my eyes. I am not the droid you're looking for. But the day was warmish, and the outfit was ladylike.
It worked. My Crotch Rocket Soup Guy promised to be quieter. He was sorry he'd been so loud. As I turned to go, I introduced myself. Still slightly baffled by the friendly tone, he shook my hand. I'm Ed, he said. Nice to meet you Ed, I cooed.
(In fact, there he is right now! He's trying his best to keep it to a soft rumble. Ruggy tells me he is "choking the bike," and in his expert opinion, he truly is doing it as quietly as he can. A for effort, but IT'S NOT THAT QUIET. It's about at the level of chainsaw in resting mode. Let's see if he's done by the time i hit publish. This is minute one.)
I toddled back down the stairs and into this outfit, gotta take advantage of a warm day, no? OH YEAH THE OUTFIT! Wanna know about it? You may recognize the top from yesteryear: she is the by hand london elisalex dress with circle skirt. I've been wanting to try the peplum-with-fitted-skirt trend since it started, so I hacked off the half circle skirt at the middle, and paired it with BHL's charlotte skirt! YEEEEAH INSTANT SEPARATES WIN! The charlotte skirt pattern is a lovely prize from the BHL ladies for project sewn, I just made it up two sizes smaller to account for making it up in a stretch jersey. This prize makes my collection of BHL patterns currently complete.
(Hey! Three minutes, aaand he's off!)
(But he's now doing laps around the block.)