24 01 2008

I am no seamstress–I tried unsuccessfully to take shop in junior high instead of Home Economics, screaming discrimination, but it was my bad sewing karma that got me barred from the Home Ec room, the sewing machines jerking to a halt whenever I entered. Despite my ineptness, with needle and thread I attacked old jeans and outlandish velour fabrics and scraps from scavenged gowns, fashioning mini skirts to complement gold fishnet tights and chunky shoes, and my favorite, a wine-striped maxi-skirt saved for those days when nothing would do but to wear my plum suede tall tall tall tie-up boots.




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