Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good-bye Godet

You know when God gives you daughters He also gives you live-in fashion consultants. Mine can be brutally honest about my choice in clothing sometimes. A few post back I showed you a picture of a skirt I attempted to sew this summer. All I wanted was a simple cotton skirt to wear during this hot, humid summer we're having. I wasn't happy with the way it turned out. It was way too long, it was way too full and I felt "frumpy" wearing it. Plus my youngest fashion consultant said I looked "Duggerish". If you watch TLC you know what that means. That's all I needed to hear; I decided to re-work my skirt. I took out 3 of the godets. I shortened it by 4 inches. Now I'm more comfortable wearing it and my fashion consultant doesn't think I look like Ma Dugger anymore. Whew....





Also want to give some Happy Birthday love to Buster whose birthday is today and to my sweet dad who is celebrating on Saturday. Then on Sunday every person in our house will be double digits. Yes, my Leah will be 10. She is so excited.




22 comments:

tricia said...

lol.. I can so relate with the brutally honesty coming from my kids. They are the first to let me know if I am making a fashion mistake.

CMPointer said...

My daughter always lets me know when I don't meet her "standards". How did I ever get along without her, I wonder... Happy birthday to all!

Blessings,
Caroline

Susan said...

I appreciate my girls advise when shopping. They try and keep me from looking too "frumpish"!!!!

Happy birthdays all around at your house.
Susan

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joy, I guess, since I raised boys, I didn't ever 'learn' about fashion... ha ha.. But--I love your new skirt. It's cute--and you did a great job of sewing it yourself.

Lots of August birthdays in your house.... Happy Birthday to ALL.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty said...

This is so true! My daughters are brutally honest as well. Not long ago I had on a pink t shirt and my daughter comes up to me and says "mom, you shouldn´t wear such bright colors in your age".....
OK. Point taken. But I love that tshirt and still wear it when she´s not there. :)

Melody said...

Good for you!

And "Happy Birthday"s for everyone

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh my I laughed out loud when you said, Duggerish!!! Me being from Arkansas I am so over the Duggers!!! Been hearing about them since baby 11!!! Ugh!

Happy Birthday everyone!!

Tracy P. said...

Good for you taking the time to rework it! I've been "fighting frumpy" for about 5 years. I refuse to give in!

Happy birthday Buster and Dad! I'm about to have a 10 year old in the house too. Yikes!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very funny!

Happy birthday one and all.

xo

Berni said...

I would love to have had a daughter although of course I love my three sons to death. For good or no they don't have a clue what I look good in except my middle son was shocked when he was ten that I should consider a mini skirt.

clarissa said...

Happy birthday to all the birthdays in your house. I always remember your Dad's. Andreas was on the 18th, Edwin Parker, my 1st cousins was on the 17th or 19th.They were all one day apart, but I can't remember how the guys fell. My sister being gone is still so sad for me. Love you all, aunt Clarissa

Louise said...

Everyone in double digits. That's an awful lot of Mama work under the bridge. Congratulations to your daughter, and also to you!

Barbara said...

Joy, I had one of those fashion consultants until she moved to Mississippi and now when we see each other, she is kind enough not to mention if I have on something that is not fashionable.....They do grow out of it.

Just hand in there.
Barbara

Mama Kat said...

"duggarish"...that's hilarius and I'm so going to use it. I have three sisters and we love cute clothes...you can imagine what my Mom has had to put up with as well. :)

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sis,
Wow I wish I could sew, I have a sewing machine, but no clue how to use it lol. I like your skirt.
Thank you for your prayers they mean alot to me !!!

Hugz Lorie

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

Joy darling dear...if it's feelin' even just a bit frompy...throw it out!!! ya hear??? :)))) Come plunder my skirt drawers!!!! :))))

Shelley in SC said...

This is hysterical!! Yes, those in-house fashion consultants can be BRUTAL!!

Pam said...

Oh it's cute!

I don't have daugthers but boy oh, can my boys let me know when I make a fashion mistake! hehe

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Ronnica said...

It's a good thing that they were there to advise you, right?

Gombojav Tribe said...

Aren't you going to model the skirt for us? A before and after shot? :-)

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