Sunday, October 13, 2019

Women's plus sizes

I'm stepping so far outside of my comfort zone these days....

I'm participating in a fashion show this week. It's a major fundraiser here in Rochester and I thought I would present a small group of garments in memory of our late congresswoman, for whom I had promised to make a suit not long before her passing. At a special preview event I mentioned I had just received a dress form in US size 20 (for Europeans, that is a bust size of 120 cm) and that I intended some day to be able to offer women's plus sizes. Me and my big mouth. A week ago, my husband said to me "You know, you really need to have a plus-sized model in your show now." I just laughed. "No, I'm serious. You brought it up, now you have to follow through", he said. "Yes, SOME DAY. There are two weeks left until the show, I don't have time to study this, to draft a pattern, to fit a model and make a new suit in under two weeks!" "You'll figure it out", said he.

I'm figuring it out.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Louise gets some color

More of The Louise Slaughter Collection by Robert Jeffery.