Vintage, Sewing, and DatingI love finding old ads like this one. I'm a single lady, like these three sisters here, and someone recently asked me if I would ever wear my vintage-style creations on a first date. It took me a minute to even understand why they would ask. Of course! This is just how I dress!
Living in Austin also has certain perks - dress is loosey goosey here and even office attire is casual. For goodness sakes, our city slogan is "Keep Austin Weird!" I once had a woman at a gas station high five me because I was wearing leopard pants!
I tend to find sewing and vintage-style dressing goes over pretty well on a date, even a first one. Vintage runs much deeper for me than how I dress or my hobbies, though, and I have run into a few tricky spots on that count.
I recently went out with a perfectly nice fellow that midway through the date asked me if I could talk about current events, please. Well, I had no intention of lying to this gentleman when he asked me, for example, what type of music I like to listen to. So I just charged forward as per my usual! That date ended with a pat on the shoulder...
Anyone else have similar experiences, or am I alone on this one? What about you attached ladies (or fellas!) - any advice from your dating days? Perhaps some day, I'll find a nice historical buff that has a hobby like fishing that will leave me lots of time for sewing.