Mugabe: Don’t Let the Door Hit You In the Ass

April 1st

Which makes me happier:
A. Robert Mugabe, murderous dictactor of Zimbabwe, is on his way out after a record-breaking election? Or,
B. The fact I finally figured out the Anna Tunic?

yoke on wrong

From disaster — where this yoke is obviously sewn incorrectly…

anna tunic 1

to success!

Not really a tough call. It’s Mugabe in a round one KO. However, I am pretty happy to have this project conquered. {It’s a CAOK gift for Bekah, who I’m quite fond of. Thanks again to Stephanie for all of her help walking me through this pattern. Needless to say, I’ll be making several more of these this Spring.}
Now, back to that dictactor. Robert, call up your buddy Fidel. You two and ancient Mr. North Korea have a date with the Maker pretty soon and you boys better get your stories straight. As Ricky Ricardo would say, “You’ve got lots of ‘splainin’ to do!”


More gratuitous shots of the tunic:

button detail
tunic 1, yoke attached
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25 Responses

  1. Thank Goodness Mugabe is on his way out! Amen!!

    The tunic is wonderful, and I simply adore the pattern and the buttons! Nice work, Kelli! I wish I could sew…maybe someday! 🙂

  2. Love the fabric choice!

    And love how you intertwined fashion and world politics so seamlessly!

  3. It turned out really cute – I love those little buttons!

  4. You know, I’ve been watching this in the news… And I have friends who grew up in Zimbabwe, and its pretty amazing and incredibly sad how one person can single handedly ruin a country. Just like that, in just a few years, the hard work of decades, destroyed. I guess him leaving is a sign for hope… fingers crossed.

    And yay for your tunic.

  5. Great work with the tunic Kelli, go girl! About Mugabe, I really hope it’s the first step to a new future……

  6. YAY! Glad you got it figured out! Isn’t that the best thing ever?! LOL

  7. Yes, very exciting about Mugabe. I hope their new leader will be more 21st century. And the tunic looks great! What was the key to that neckline and was that the only difficult part?

  8. So glad the tunic worked out… I have my fabric ironed and pattern pieces ready to be cut out. I am a bit nervous!

  9. Very cute! I love the fabric too. The buttons look very interesting too.

  10. Love the tunic Kelli. I’m glad you figured it out, the next ones you do will be a cinch now!

  11. Yay!!! So glad you finished the tunic successfully. I’m glad I was able to help. 🙂

  12. Love the tunic! Great job. I have a friend born in Zimbabwe and want to learn more about his experiences in Africa.

  13. A door hitting him on the ass (or arse as we say in Southern Africa) would be far too polite!

    We were in Zimbabwe for a month in 1995, living in a township with friends … what a fabulous country! We have been so sad to watch things get worse and worse due to the tyranny of Mugabe.

    All I can say is that I HOPE the international community FINALLY gets of their collective asses/arses and pours in meaningful assistance to get the economy back on its feet. Zimbabwe can flourish again.

  14. The tunic is SO lovely!! I’ll get a picture of it on.

  15. Christena April 2, 2008

    Very cute. Bekah is my sister, so I look forward to seeing her wear it next time she visits 🙂

  16. Oh – see? – the top came out so cute after all! I’d be willing to take a stab at that one if you assure me that you’ve now figured it all out and can be on call to help me when I start crying/throwing things.

  17. Three cheers for the tunic! It’s so cute.

  18. okay, i guess it’s mugabe, but that yoke is a close second. yokes and wold peace, baby.

  19. That yoke looks very intimidating to me, but I think you did a great job. Three cheers for sticking with it. You are such a thoughtful friend Kelli. I know that the lucky recipient will love it.

  20. Kelli, guys like him aren’t gone until they’re actually *gone*, as in buried. Don’t rule out power grabs, triumphant returns, and outright suspensions of law.

  21. Great job on the tunic Kelli! I can’t wait to see more 🙂

  22. Looking at your tunic reminds me that I really need a few more hours in my day to make my daughter’s pioneer dress that she needs on MONDAY. Ugh must get busy!

  23. What a lovely gift for you to make and give, Kelli. You are always so thoughtful. I love the fabric you chose and it is indeed so wonderful when we conquer our sewing challenges.

  24. Cute! I love the fabric!