Call me a party-pooper, but you couldn't drag me with promises of Prada and champagne to a deal like that.
The other mothers tell me how much fun we'd have, camping out with all the other families and the children. All the snacks and games and the guitar playing. It'll be fun fun fun.
Fun? You call more than 50 children under five and a medley of bored teenagers hanging around over by the swings, fun?
No, not even six new Chanel lipsticks would lure me. Gratis Gucci. Not a chance. Shoot, I wouldn't even go if they gave away lobsters.)
So this is what I was working on the past few days. Something for Girlfriend. I spotted a little girl sporting an A-line dress with go-go boots the other day and I decided right then and there that Girlfriend needed something like it. I remember wearing lots of dresses a la Marsha and Jan Brady with go-go boots, too.
Of course I was probably more of a Cindy-slash-Jan Brady rather than the elusive Marsha, but I did have a couple a-line dresses and a pair of black patent leather (read: vinyl) go-go boots that were so to die for that, to this day, I still dream about them.
Those boots stunk.
I wore those boots so often that after awhile, they began to stink. I remember years later asking my mom whatever came of those fantastic go-go boots and she told me that she had to throw them out. She said, they stunk so bad she had to keep putting them in the garage when I wasn't looking.
But I kept retrieving them.
Then one night, the Go-Go Boot Struggle finally came to a head. Mom decided the things had to be banished for good. So, she planned to come into my room while I slept to take them away.
Thing is, she told me, she snuck into my room and couldn't find them.
Turns out, I wore them to bed.
Yup. Gotta get some more go-go boots. Two pair. One for me and one for Girlfriend (that breathe).
BTW: I made up the pattern as I went and the V goes in the back. I'm going to look for a skinny, white leather belt to go through the loops instead of ribbon. And wouldn't it be so great if I could find a white plastic belt buckle in the shape of a flower!? Oh. The Brady Fashion of it all!
(Oh, and if you're in the mood, there are two new patterns over at the Garter Belt.)