Summer clothes. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
I love planning out my wardrobe for the sunny days of summer. But then usually by the first of July I am wearing the same jean shorts and T-shirt that I will wear until September. At first I appreciated the help I recently read in an old Essential Sewing Guide by Drucella Lowrie. I wish this woman could walk into my home in her gabardine suit and gloves and tell me exactly what to wear.
She has no trouble illustrating her advice:
That square neckline with the eyelet trim is a little much for my lifestyle of spray painting thrift store stuff and yelling at my children.
Secretly I kind of like the housewife-at-home sample dress. I like the big pockets, they would be handy during my daily chores that involve clothespins and a flask of hard liquor.
Self made trimmings sound like a good way to personalize something to your own taste. But then I remembered that huge L Laverne would wear on Laverne and Shirley and I’m kind of thinking maybe it’s not such a good idea. I can’t imagine sewing a big K on all my clothes.
Truly I wish I could dress my teenagers in the three bottom row outfits. If they loved me they would let me dress them like this.
There is a whole chapter dedicated to the “chubby woman”. It made me depressed as all the measurements given as examples were smaller than mine. Who is chubby and has a 30 inch chest? Darn you, Drucella! I am definitely not buying your book Restyle Your Hats that I saw on Amazon for $250.