It’s the kind of blustery day that makes a man want to stay indoors. When Molly shows off her dress pattern, Fibber thinks it’s not so hard. Has he fallen into her trap of helping her with the dress making project? Old Timer takes shelter from the blustery day, he doesn’t extend any help, other than to tell his own war stories as a taylor. Teeny enters with the wind, that blows Fibber’s pattern around. She seems to know a lot more about sewing than Fibber does. She also tells why an elephant is afraid of a mouse… sort of… in a round about way. Billy Mills plays a swinging dance number.
When Fibber needs to call the hardware for supplies, he talks to Mirt, who has news about her grandfather. Abigail Uppington enters, and is surprised at Fibber’s tailoring skills… Even when she finds her head under Fibber’s skirts… Huh? The wind keeps blowing, and next is a visit from Harlowe Wilcox, and a sponsor message.
Fibber is so flustered, he swallowed a safety pin. While the McGee’s wait for the doctor, Wallace Wimple pops in, and tells how his wife Sweetie Face is as strong as a horse. The Kingsmen sing, The Song of the Merchant Marines.
With the way Fibber is carrying on Molly wonders if he swallowed a pin, or a sawmill. Doc Gamble arrives to poke fun at Fibber’s misery. Is Fibber really being a hypochondriac, and wasting Doc’s time? By now the pattern pieces are so scattered, the McGee’s have trouble figuring out why there’s so many extra pieces… until Teeny returns with the secret to the mystery.