Saturday, June 30
Noooooooooooo, it's a Conversation Piece. Around here, that means a jumper from a shop located in Galveston or Spring, Texas. It means the fabric is nice and always very interesting, doesn't fade, the sizes can't be trusted, they have fun buttons and you CAN find them at thrift stores. I collect them. So does my friend Amy. We buy them even though we won't actually be able to wear them ourselves............. because we know we can give them to each other or find somebody that will fit into them.
I was in Galveston one day, in her store, and I summoned the courage to ask her how she got started.........she said she sewed jumpers and dresses in her basement, then got a store, then made loads of them, then stopped. The fabric got too expensive (over $12.00 a yard) and nobody bought them anymore. "People don't like jumpers..." she says. humph. Amy and I do!!!!! She now sells Sarah Elizabeth dresses that have swoopy necklines and are not very modest. Ho-hum.
Amy and I have quite an array of these jumpers and dresses.........we have matching cat jumpers. I think they both must have shrunk. Did I mention that they shrink? I buy them and two years later, they won't fit? Ain't that crazy?
Well, Amy's son has been listening and watching Amy and I go back and forth with these jumpers and dresses. We call each other, trade, plan when to wear them, compare buttons, complain about the sizes and the pockets that are sewn funny and whether or not we like milk bottles and apples on dresses...........
One day .............. Christian asked, "What's so good about CONFRONTATION pieces?" May 14, 2,007
Well, we have had nothing but fun with these garments.......it is far from confrontation.........let me see if I can find that picture of us with our cat jumpers and you can see just how happy we are!!!!