To look at me now you'd never believe it, but I was once a French model. It was a fashion shoot. My measurements were about 26-23-27. These days I could double for a ship in the harbor, and no one would know the difference. But back then I had a cute little figure, and so did my brother. We were hired (?not sure about that) to model for a clothing catalog. I think our wages were a rain coat and hat each. I still remember that pair of shiny red and blue raincoats! If there was any money involved, I was never told about that. Mom?
|LeHavre, France 1969|
I was in Kohls tonight and confirmed the fact that my body is not made for clothes. Er, I mean, not the ones on the rack. The marriage of forty-eight anatomical years with lycra, polyester, bamboo, or spandex just doesn't cut it. What ever happened to natural woven fabrics with drape, grace, femininity, and opacity? Are they only used now to create frilly bed clothes? Oh, I got it! I could use a tablecloth to make this skirt. I'm not crazy about the length, but I love the wrap. It would cover up all this ship-shaped (not to be confused with ship-shape) body.
Okay, all you expert seamstresses, tell me what shape those two skirt pieces are. If you look at the photos on the lower right, it appears that there is a seam down the center back, and the top of the skirt is cut on a slight concave curve. Any ideas? How wide do you think the top pieces are at the waist? And at the bottom?? Is it cut on the bias? Help. Where's a good sewing forum?