The Yerkle Bridge
The Leprechauns were responsible, of course. Which was why, with no time even to put on her gown, Colleen was dashing over the wet grass in nothing but her chemise and her Opto-Prismatic Spectracles (OPS's). She would shortly be the first person to cross the Yerkle Bridge and set foot in Leprechaunia. She was angry at the Leprechans, of course, but also very excited, for Yerkle was a color entirely unknown to Science until her invention of the OPS's enabled her to detect it at the very center of the rainbow. Yerkle power allowed the Leprechauns to cross into her own world to make mischief, so Colleen saw no reason why she could not cross into theirs. Then she would give the little men a piece of her mind, and no mistake!
Up she climbed, dizzily high, then slid down the other side into Leprechaunia—a country no bigger than your backyard, for all it contained were a handful of Leprechauns, their pots of gold, and the sticky remains of a pie. The little men were flung this way and that when Colleen tumbled into their midst.
“Aha!” cried Colleen. “You stole my Mam’s pie!”“
Well, ye see, when we overheard Herself say the pie was Star Berry, we couldn’t resist, now,” said the one with the reddest beard. The rest cried, “That’s so,” “Sean has the right of it,” “’Twas more than a mere Leprechaun could bear,” and the like.
The sillies, thought Colleen; it’s only strawberry. She seized one of the pots. “Well, perhaps I should just take this away with me, then!”
The Leprechauns put their heads together and argued in whispers. Finally the first one said in a wheedling tone: “I think we can arrange things to everyone’s satisfaction.”
And that’s why, every Midsummer’s Night, a Star Berry pie is left on the windowsill of a certain cottage, and a large gold coin is found in its place in the morning. The pie pan is returned the next day, quite empty, but unwashed. Leprechauns, alas, are not polite.
Muslin.Pair with: Princess Gown.
Cleaning instructions: Leave chemise on windowsill with pie, and sternly worded note saying pie is strictly for Fairies. Having much better manners than Leprechauns, they will return both pan and chemise clean in the morning.
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Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.