The fabric paints are ready,
the felt neatly stashed in preparation for bonnets and fascinators.
Yes, I still find some of my clothes
in desperate need of revamping.
What do I need to make? Oh, plenty…
An obi belt,
a new sweater front,
stretch opera-length gloves,
a support slip with feather fringe…
shorts with lace trim…
I could go on all day,
but you get the idea.
Gotta drag myself
to some discount fabric stores in NYC
where I can get
fabric and thread and buttons and beads –
feathers and lace and silicone gripping, too…
the kind you can’t buy at
Ye Olde 99-Cent Store.