Waitressing wasn't one of my "student days" places of employment. I don't think I would have been a very good one anyway, so it's probably best, because I might just be a little too honest about food. They would ask about the fish dish and I'd say it was on the fishy side and they'd ask about the vegetable dish and I'd say it was on the mushy side and finally I'd tell them where they should go for really good food. But, I've got a couple of waitresses around here who rave about the food they serve and even bring dishes that weren't ordered.
These are easy peasy to make and you most likely have something on hand to use, even if you don't have some old handkerchiefs.
- handkerchief, or finish the edges of a square piece of fabric
- ribbon or fabric for tie
First stitch the trim along the edge of the backside. Fold the handkerchief up about 3 1/2", or a third of the way. Stitch on either side and then stitch two more lines for a pencil about 1/3 way over.Use either a ribbon, or you can make your own tie out of fabric by folding a 4" X 48" piece in half hotdog ways, right sides together, stitch around, leaving a couple inches open to turn right side out. Pin handkerchief onto ribbon/tie and stitch across the top. I attached a little ribbon loop on the corner so these little waitresses can hang them up on the side of the kitchenette after their shifts. I also added the trim to the ends of the fabric tie and to the top of the handkerchief on one.
And speaking of their kitchenette, it is enjoying a brand new color, a deep orange with some retro-looking wrapping paper for the backsplash added for more personality.
Believe it or not, these photos are the same kitchenette with the same girl. How did that happen?
Great service, I tell ya.
And, of course, two waitresses are better than one.
The spray paint I used was Lobster Red, but it's a deep orange that has covered many things in my Never Enough Orange [NEO] sewing studio.
Apparently, this is what she wrote down as my order:
Whatever it was, it was delicious.
I highly recommend it.