The “Professor Booty” Jumpsuit
Pattern: McCall’s 6362 view A
Fabric: cotton blend dress from the thrift store $4.99
Notions: zipper from stash
Total Price: $5.50
Wear again?: No-but I will use this pattern again
If my mom saw me wearing this she would be so happy. She never really got my style though over the years she has learned to accept it. I was not the lady she wanted me to be. She wanted feminine and polished and I have always been rough around the edges. I’m not a fan of the fabric but I picked it because it reminded me of a blouse my mom gave me. I think she was tired of me showing up to job interviews looking like I was going to a party. I would wear the blouse with a skirt in a greenish brown color and curl my hair real nice the way she liked it.
I don’t have a photograph to share with you. I’ve only got one and it’s falling apart and my parents are private people so they wouldn’t want me to share one anyway. In the photograph I have my brothers and I are sitting in front of our house with my parents. My mom is wearing brown poly pants and a mustard colored top. Her hair long, thick, and jet black. She looked happy.
I’d love to share some of her story with you but I know she wouldn’t feel comfortable with that so all I will say is that she is from Mexico. She and I have been through a lot over the years. We have landed in a good place-mostly because of an openness to forgive and to move on. I love her more than words can say.
While we were getting ready to photograph this my husband whistled at me and said, “I like those shorts-they hug you in all the right places.”
I turned to him and asked, “Really?” And he said, “No.”
It’s a pretty straightforward piece. Don’t know if I’ll ever wear it again. I went to the fabric store and came home with some really great fabrics and then realized that the projects I had in mind had nothing to do with the challenge. I tried to make a connection somehow but couldn’t so I went to the thrift store and found this-
When I walked up to the cashier I couldn’t believe I was actually going to throw down some money for it. I laid it out on the floor and felt sick. My husband told me to just whip something quick up and get it over with. And so I did. This one’s for you mom! Enjoy the picture cause I’m donating the jumper to The Salvation Army.
As always the photo shoot had to be done in a hurry. I’m on the stage at a friend’s house who does home concerts. They have a screen that pulls down over the window so that they can show movies as well. It was rainy and cold so outdoors was not an option. We took about 10 pictures then I changed quickly and we were out the door to The Avengers movie. I’m not a comic book or movie fan but it was fun.
“Professor Booty” is the title of a Beastie Boys song. I chose it because of the above comments from my hubby and because of the sad news of the passing of Adam Yauch.
Happy Mother’s Day mommas!