Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama


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!


I’m in awe…. again

It was a most inspiring speech. Eloquent. To the point. Optimistic. And, there on the balcony, was his wife.


I just adore her. She seems to approachable…. so normal. And the purple looked just awesome on her. You just KNOW when a color is RIGHT. There were other aspects of this outfit that made it perfect for Michelle Obama.


She does not have much of a chest for a tall lady as she is. This blouse had the perfect drape for a small bust. It made her look fuller and better proportioned. She has a great waist which was accentuated with the high and defined waistline of her skirt. In fact, I did not realize it was a skirt/blouse outfit until I studied the pictures more. Michelle Obama also has killer arms. Her arms are muscular and strong. This is a great asset. Likely to stay even when she gets older.

Look at those arms! This blouse does her right on every aspect.

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