July 28, 2017

Friday Funny 07/28 (Matchy Matchy)

Love the print.

Awkward Family Photos
, it's real, and everyone must match!

Did you know that "matchy matchy" is an actual phrase? It describes too much of one pattern, color, fabric, or accessories. It's a fashion term for being too coordinated. 

It's a false sense of security.

If you have followed along with me, you've  watched how I've been trying to "dress" Denali Rose in a new matching outfit. Have I gone too far, and when should I stop because enough is enough? Will others look at her and say, "that's awkward".

When Bill gets a new device installed, I grab my scraps and whip up a new cover. So far, I have covered the cockpit compass, (not new, but needed a new cover), the new chart-plotter, and the new remote control to the devices in the cockpit. The covers not only protect against UV damage, but they also obscure the big B&G logo.

Cockpit compass

Cockpit chart-plotter

Chart-plotter cover

Remote controls


Of course, all of this is the same fabric as the new sail covers. 

Main sail cover

Mizzen sail cover

Now I'm working on the side weather-cloths. 

Installed for the final fitting, not quite finished, but almost.

I have one instrument on the cockpit bulkhead that doesn't have a cover yet. Since it doesn't have a very deep profile, I had to decide how I wanted to attach it to the front.

Don't worry about the inclinometer reading, we're listing to port because of the fuel tank and batteries on that side.

I think I will use a velcro dot to attach the cover.

Of course everything I make, I dress it up with the custom Denali Rose label.

You can make yours at Dutch Label Shop.

Just in case you wanted to know, we also have custom matching key chains. 😁

Front side

Back side

To make the picture complete when Denali Rose has all her new clothes on, we should don Carhartt shirts, and put the Carhartt collars on the cats, and pose for our family photo. Perhaps I should put the Denali Rose label over the Carhartt label.

Now we are all matchy matchy!

What do you think? Would this make a good Christmas card photo? "Happy Holidays from the matchy matchy Carhartt brown Denali Rose and her crew!" 

How about you? What are your thoughts about matching everything? Do you and your significant other dress alike, do you dress your children/pets to match? Do you match everything/anything to your car, boat, or house?

As always, we enjoy hearing from you, either here in comments or on our Facebook Denali Rose Sailboat page.


  1. Wow - nice job!! I love the Denali Rose labels. Such a great idea. If you ever get bored and want to come to Florida to make some covers for Tickety Boo, let me know :-)

    1. Thanks! Hmmmm, Florida in January sounds like a winner! ;-)

  2. Hmmm. These are all very very nice and the matching covers do dress Denali Rose up. I need to make a cover for the grill. Someday. This week I made a cockpit shade enclosure. I'm going to write it up as a cheap but not so easy boat trick. It works great! Just in time for our record heat wave this week.

    1. Denali Rose came with lots of sunshades, since she came from tropical weather. I look forward to seeing yours though, I'm always up for new techniques.


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