Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spandex is classy.

Jill has sensory issues. Seams in clothing are a nightmare. The latest problem is her gymnastics leotard. She will wear only one. The plain Jane one that came free with our yearly registration fee. The one I can not purchase a duplicate of. The one I can find no others like. My solution? To make her some leotards. I can sew. It is a simple pattern. It should be no problem. Except, trying finding spandex or lycra in JoAnn's Fabrics.

At the first shop, I approached a kind looking, grandmotherly woman. The look on her face when I asked if they carried spandex or lycra was a mix between embarrassment and horror. It was enough to evoke a quick explanation of the leotard problem. By the third shop with no luck, I was tired of the long-winded story of seams and materials and fits.

"Do you have any lyrca or spandex?"

Again I was met with a look of shock, followed by disgust.

I smiled. I tilted my head to the side. I giggled.

"I need it for work," I said with a wink.


Anonymous said...

You're a bad, bad, girl. I love it!

Sheri said...

Just tell them your boyfriend is demanding spandex tights to wear while doing his Jane Fonda workout.

dance said...
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I am Trish Marie said...

Kenny would look hot in spandex. Even better, I am making Daniel spandex tights.

Betsey Booms said...

Good for you!

Those fabric store people are so nosy. I used to be so overwhelmed when I'd simply say I was making just throw pillows.

Like I should be making some grand quilt or something.

Anonymous said...

The comment about Kenny and Sheri's husband wearing spandex almost made me keel over laughing.