I’m stepping so far outside of my comfort zone these days….
I’m participating in a fashion show this week. It’s a major fundraiser here in Rochester and I thought I would present a small group of garments in memory of our late congresswoman, for whom I had promised to make a suit not long before her passing. At a special preview event I mentioned I had just received a dress form in US size 20 (for Europeans, that is a bust size of 120 cm) and that I intended some day to be able to offer women’s plus sizes. Me and my big mouth. A week ago, my husband said to me “You know, you really need to have a plus-sized model in your show now.” I just laughed. “No, I’m serious. You brought it up, now you have to follow through”, he said. “Yes, SOME DAY. There are two weeks left until the show, I don’t have time to study this, to draft a pattern, to fit a model and make a new suit in under two weeks!” “You’ll figure it out”, said he.
I’m figuring it out.