We wrote our letters to Santa over the weekend, and Christmas came early for Mama this year.
I had to crank out the waist and hips to the max and lengthen the torso as far as it could go, but now she's my perfect body double. See?
And she's already helping me with today's project:
So is Moe
This is a 1.5m length of machine-made brocade that I bought in Laos almost 9 years ago. In my mind, it was cotton blend, but now that I've pulled it from the bottom of my stash and taken a good look, I realize it's a nasty 100% synthetic. Well, what do you expect for $2? I thought about lining it to give it a bit more class, but I'm short on lining fabric, believe it or not. How did that happen with a shelf full of textiles? I guess I can always tack one in later or wear a slip if I need it.
When I asked Santa for a dress form, I suggested that he should just look in someone's attic, since attics seem to be lousy with dress forms, if film and television is to be believed. Oh, and rocking horses, antique bird cages and trunks full of old wedding dresses. When we're watching a movie, we always make bets on how long before one of these symbols pops up when the hero enters an attic......wait for it.....wait for it......oh look, a dress form. NOW we know that hero is in an old attic. Thanks for clearing that up for us. We also laugh at how every forest in which a character gets lost is full of woodpeckers, pecking away furiously. And all films about non-white groups of people have to have a main character that is white. We started sarcastically calling it The White Bridge. *rolling eyes* I'm looking at you Beyond Rangoon, Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland.
(you can see that my daughter asked for TWO BIG GIRL PINK GUITARS!! and my son just made a long list of numbers, which correspond to all the Playmobile kits he NEEDS.