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Sep
12

making a GOP dress during the DNC

Only when I tried on this dress for the final fitting – during Obama’s speech – I realized the irony of this:  I had made a true Republican dress during the Democratic National Convention.

At the coast for my annual sewing (and feasting!) retreat, we watched the DNC pretty much from beginning to end.

not too shabby for a sewing retreat while watching the DNC, eh?

During Michelle Obama’s speech, I cut out the pattern pieces:

here they come… the elephants.

“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”

(Her speech was brilliant, she did not point fingers or named names – she was eloquent and to the point. And of course, she was brilliantly dressed as well: the dress accentuated her figure, showed off her great arms; simply beautiful!)

During Bill Clinton’s speech, I ironed the seams and finished the hem.

“Soon the insurance companies will have millions of new customers, many of them middle-class people with preexisting conditions who never could get insurance before.”

(Bill Clinton was witty to the point of funny, a great speaker; he had all the facts together and supported them – a wonderfully motivating speech!)

So hell, I might just wear this dress in November when I cast my vote!  It is POLITICAL after all!

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2 Responses to “making a GOP dress during the DNC”


  1. 1 Naomi
    September 8, 2012 at 18:57

    Love that dress! I just realized you were wearing it today. Did I take a moment to tell you that it looked fantastic? Probably not.


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