Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Question of the Week

A Kiss for Julie's Esme is one of the most delightful adolescents of Neeldom--with her ability to mortify her family with embarrassing disclosures, adopt strangers on the flimsiest provocation and enter into amusements whole-heartedly reminds me forcibly of my daughter...who is seven.

Anyway, on the night of the La Boheme excursion Esme, poor dear, is wearing one of Julie's old shirts (taken in everywhere) under a pinafore dress fashioned out of an ancestor's blue velvet cloak. She confides to Simon that Julie is really quite a good sewer but that he shouldn't inspect the seams (which motto is practically etched in the metal on my 70s era solid-steel Kenmore sewing machine).

And that's not the first (or last) time an outfit has to be...um...borrowed from it's intended purpose.

My question is...What are your Improvisational Fashion Greatest Hits?

Mine include a lot of post-pregnancy desperation and (when a teenager) wads of toilet tissue stuffed into Betty Suzanne's dancing shoes...