Grizz1 wrote in post #19043770
Renata, your photos bring back memories and a smile for me. I never had a store bought shirt until I was a Senior in high school, my mother made most of our clothes including my Sisters prom dresses and Wedding dress. So one day a wise guy noticed my shirts did not have labels in them so he gathered a following to ridicule me. My Mother began making custom labels, a genius idea as it stopped them making fun of me, they incorrectly thought I was wealthy as I could have my clothes all custom made.
I never picked up the skill, can't sew a seam along one side of a handkerchief,
I used to make my own clothes all of my life. My graduation dress, a killer one was gorgeous that everybody asked what boutique did you get it from...hahaha....made it myself. My kids had been dressed in designer clothing that I couldn't afford but copied and made at home. Mothers used to stop and ask: where did you buy this gorgeous outfit for your kid? Well, I didn't.
Made suits of Italian silk and shirts of the finest shirt silk for my late husband. Pulled apart one shirt that he had by Christian Dior, much to his shock and when I said that i would make some for a fraction of the price he rolled his eyes. And then when it was all finished, guys at work asked him about the shirts and orders kept coming in. Back then a Christian Dior shirt, talking about 35+ years ago was $150. When I made it, the silk was maybe $25. No more bragging.
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