This dress is for my friend, Shirl who works at my oppy. When I first met Shirl I called her 'Shirley' to which she replied 'don't call me Shirley, she's a bitch, call me Shirl'. Shirl, knowing that I can sew a bit, put this rather see through poly/cotton fabric aside for me to make a dress for her, she gave me a brief 'something with tie up shoulders and not too fussy, it's just for when it's hot and I'm at home' right I thought, something that is loose fitting, that won't startle any one who should come to the door! When I asked her to measure her widest part, she raised an eyebrow, and looked at me, and said 'are you sure? mmmm, now let me see, widest part' she put the tape measure around her hips and bum, 60 inches!! Yup that's the whole tape measure!!
I really like Shirl, she calls a spade a spade, and is quite a force at the counter of Vinnies, but once you get to know her, she's pure gold. She's out lived 2 husbands, the first being a Vice Cop who ran off with a 'Shirley'! I asked if he was collecting them, and she laughed, we've been friends ever since! She lives near by me, and I often see her just sitting on her balcony, can't wait to see her siting on her balcony in her new dress!!