I actually used that line on a boyfriend once.
Sounds peaceful, if not very exciting.
I've just completely given up on Butterick and McCall's isn't much better.
There is a whole system here--they can get a permit at 16, but can't get their license until 6 mos. later, then for another 6 mos. can't drive w/ any friends in the car, so in effect I'll be driving him around for another year (or at least have to be in the car).
I used to do a lot of sewing and it's true that you could not go by the size you wear in store bought clothes--you have to go by the measurements on the pattern, plus since I'm short I always have to do some alterations before I cut things out.
I know what she was talking about.