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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


 



That is very funny. Oh my god.
Thank you for this with my morning coffee. No wonder I never do New
year's Eve if I can help it.
 

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


  Nikki~Thanks for the chuckle, I needed that. Your story made
it easy to picture the outfit.  The way you described walking in
those 5 inch heels with your arms out for balance took it over the top!


I remember the days of those one piece blouses that snapped at the
crotch.  What were we thinking?

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.




Sounds like a droopy
diaper.  Did you keep it for memories?   Yes that
is a very good story and it made me smile.  I can see the
bathroom acrobatics in my mind.  I remember the crotch snap
bloues and they were great with jeans.  Keep on writing - -
was good!




Sasebone

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


 
Niki, Loved it !, I belonged to
this club once and I was the youngest member, we had a luncheon in
a nice resturant, it was summer and I wore this great dress I
loved, white with blue print, v neck in front and back, I thought
I looked great till one of the ladies in a turtle neck looked me
over and said" I used to wear low necked dresses when I was
younger", just the way she said it  let me know she
didn't approve....I did not let it spoil my day, and had a good
lunch, and laughed about it later......Jen
 

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


That is hysterical......and you did a great job with the writing
because I have a very clear picture in my mind.


 


Thanks for sharing,


Jane

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


Priceless! This is terrific writing wrapped around a terrific memory.
I admire you for taking a creative leap even if it didn't end up the
way you'd intended.

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.



 

My Dear Nikki, You never
fail!  Thank you for the wonderful story.  I
know you know that we are all "laughing" with
you my dear.  It was a good read, can always count on
you!  Your Fiend with love and hugs....Rae
 

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


 
Oh NO!!! Poor Nikki, LOL - Your
first creation!




(((NIKKI))) There's a hug for you
sweetie.




NV


 


 

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


  I can picture it!  Thank you for allowing me to laugh
with
you and thank you for painting a great word picture!

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I vaguely remember
the year, maybe 1971 and I was invited to a New Year's Eve
party.  What to wear?  Someting different,
something gorgeous and definitely one of a kind.  How
was I to achieve this "look" on a meager
budget?  Aw, I will sew an outfit.  I really didn't have
much experience in sewing, but just how hard could it be?  If
you can follow directions, you can sew.  Right?




    
Downtown Seattle, in an out of the way place, I found a pattern
for a skirt that was so unusual and simple to sew, I knew it
would be wonderful.  The instructions said to get two and a
half yards of fabric, and nothing else but thread would be
needed.  I found just what I wanted in the back of the
little shop, a bolt of black double knit fabric at 25 cents a
yard.  The pattern instructions were simple enough, and
no cutting was required.




    
I could go into a lot of detail regarding the pattern, but let's
just pretend the black double knit fabric is a hammock,
two and a half yards long.  You put the hammock between your
legs and tie both ends at the waist, front and back.  I
know it sounds strange, but the pattern picture looked very
chic.  Maybe if I had followed the pattern recommendations to
use silk headscarf fabric, the draping of the material would
have been a lot better.




    
I had two and a half yards of heavy double knit fabric between my
legs and I'm only 5 foot 1 inches tall, but I had a pair of shoes
that would get me to 5 foot 6 inches tall (remember those awful
shoes?).  With the "hammock", I wore a white lacy
turtleneck blouse that snapped at the crotch, and a pair of white tights.




    
The longer I wore the "hammock" the longer
it got.  The "hammock" sort of puddled on the
floore between my feet, making walking and dancing very
difficut.  I resorted to taking tiny little steps and with
the height of my shoes I had to keep my arms straight out for
balance.  Going to the restroom was a challenge and better
left unsaid especially when the "hammock" had to be
removed entirely and my blouse had to be snapped and unsnapped and
let's not forget the tights.




    
While I was sitting alone at a table, swigging on a highball, I
overheard a couple of gals at the next table discussing my
"hammock" and how it made me look like a penguin. It has
taken 37 years but I can now laugh about it.


  My imagination is going crazy with this one.  What a
outfit it must have been.  I am not laughing at you but at the
happening because we have all had our times to shine, in all the wrong
ways.  Thanks

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