I was a wacky funny child and I am still today a pretty weird and wacky lady. I am a baby boomer and now qualify for a AARP card. I have always found that normal day things are pretty funny. If it was strange and stupid it would happen to me. When it comes to luck I have non. I hope my stories bring a smile to your face and a chuckle or too.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
My 1966 J C Pennys fabric muu muu
I bought this fabric on Etsy and I am so excited about it. (The penny is to show size of fabric). I know you are looking at it and thinking ok this is ugly. The year is 1966 and I am in jr high. It was my first home economics class and my first sewing project was to make a dress. Ok, I confess we had to make a muu muu. Yes I did say muu muu. Mom and I took the bus downtown to J C Penneys so I could get some fabric to make this muu muu. At one time Penneys did sell fabric. They had a whole yard goods dept. I was so excited to make my first dress. I picked out this material. I will never forget it. How could you, it is so ugly. The muu muu had an elastic neck and puff sleeves with elastic cuffs giving the sleeves a ruffle look. What I don't remember is was it knee or floor length. I think it was knee length. I look back at it now and it is like, what was I thinking. I was 12 what did I know. It was colorful and fun. Just like me. What am I going to make out of this fabric? I do not know. Maybe I will frame it.