Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Impossible....Mwah ha ha! I laugh in your face!

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This skirt belonged to my mom.  I even remember when she last wore it….and Easter service that she went with me to when I lived in Oregon.  I thought it was stunningly beautiful and she looked stunning in it.  When she passed away and I went through all of her lovely clothes, this skirt was again a favorite.  But the waist was miniscule, basically each end of the zipper coming to my hip bones.  That hook and eye closure had as much of a chance of meeting as George Clooney and me…..not gonna happen!

Then, I met a woman at the gym where I work who used to sew for Tanner, the same company actually that made this skirt.  I asked her if there was anything that could be done to make it fit my waist because it is certainly liberal enough in the hips.  Brilliant woman that she is (this is a shout out to you Ms. Lucy!), she suggested that if I did not mind losing a couple of inches off the bottom, she could basically just cut the waist down to where the a-line in the skirt begins to widen.  Can I say it again?  BRILLIANT!!  Now I get to where this jewel that my mom wore so well.  Lemme tell ya, my mom was a little bitty thing.  I used to point to her womb and tease her, “How did this (pointing at myself) ever come from there?!”  So what I thought was impossible, was actually easily possible! 

Moral of the story:  Like Paulo Coelho (my favorite author and philosopher) says, “Impossible is merely an opinion”'  Go forth and conquer!!!


10 comments:

  1. That skirt is so beautiful, both ladylike and fun! And I think that it was your mother's (who sounds like a lovely woman) just makes it priceless.

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  2. That sakirt is pure sunshine. And having been your mother´s adds loving history to it.
    I am passionate about skirts, and this one is the prettiest I have seen for a long time.
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  3. What a gorgeous skirt! I love the photo taken on the hillside with the wind moving through it! I have had the same sense of wonder at coming from my mother's womb, even though she's currently a bit woman.

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  4. I loved the skirt and then read the story behind it and now love it even more. Your shoes are also very cute!

    http://southerncomfortga.blogspot.com/2010/12/warm-coat-that-doesnt-give-you-cold.html

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  5. Love that plaid on the skirt! Great outside photos, too--weren't we just talking about that? This skirt is a perfect boot length skirt, no?

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  6. Your mom would be so proud of you because you look stunnning in this!
    I think it is one of my top favorites I have seen you put together...it makes a classy, strong statement! Worth all it took to get it to fit.

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  7. This is such a nice emotional story I almost cried!Not only the skirt is fabulous but there is a great story behind it. lucky you!

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  8. LOVE the skirt and the colors in it!

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  9. Hallo wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im Glockenrock aus...geiler weiter glockenrock gefällt mir wow geiler glockenrock....würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du den rock trags....l.g.

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