Who is Pete and why is it for his sake? I guess it's Saint Peter. That can't be right. He was all denying and stuff. Peter Rabbit? Something to do with easter? Why Peter Rabbit? Maybe it's Pete Rose! Well, now that's interesting too. Easter...Peter...Rose...
FOR THE LOVE OF RABBITS, BASEBALL, EASTER AND ALL MEN NAMED PETER SOMEBODY TAKE ME SALSA DANCING. You dialing in, Ruggy? I've got the outfit. I've got plentiful roses fresh from the garden. I've got "new" shoes (read: thrifted for 7 bucks). LET'S DO THIS.
The whole shebang is thrifted, actually, comprised of two separate garments. Yellow Dress was a size negative one hundred zeros, but I knew I could do something with the full pleated skirt. Blue Kamikaze Playsuit fit okay in the shorts section, but the torso was waaaaaaay too long. I loved them both for their vibrant colors and teeny price tags, I hated them both for their sizing.
In my closet, behind closed doors, Kamikaze gazed at Not So Mellow Yellow, brazenly caressing her many folds and pleats with his eyes. We are too colorful to be concealed in the dark, Kamikaze whispered to Yellow in silken tones, and you are far too voluptuous to be kept contained. What do you say we get together, my sweet. Ditch that tiny torso you are attached to. He is suffocating you! I will let you breathe. Open your seams to me, and I shall hold your pleats in all the right places. Come with me, my flower, to the casbah. Yes, I know I am mixing cultures! But is it not appropriate, considering my proposal of our intertwining? You must accept, my jewel... we will sip mojitos under the stars and be as one.
'kay, chirped Yellow, butchu gotta put a ring on it.
I carted this braid from Daytona trims all the way cross country with me. It won a coveted space in my travel sewing stash, and now holds these two lovebirds together forever.
They are so very happy together. And their spurned lovers are learning to cope with separation , don't worry. Kamikaze's other half is actually quite happy to be rid of him, she's a high-waisted-shorts sort of gal, definitely not meant to be tied down. Suffocating Torso is another story. He's totally jealous of Yellow's new carefree attitude... but really he only has his tiny waist to blame. Hopefully he'll realize the err of his constricting ways and loosen up.
Till then I'm spinning Willie Colon, and letting the happy couple celebrate.