Yep. Prince and Madonna will be making a appearance in my sewing studio because I received an ever so sweet email request from my son's darling girlfriend wondering if there was any way I could help them put a costume together for Halloween?
She went on to say they wanted to be early 80s rock stars - Prince circa Purple Rain in 1984 and Madonna circa Like a Virgin 1980s. She said with the fashions from the 80s coming back she thought she might be able to find some pieces in "real clothing stores", including white lace fingerless gloves (I had a pair, and if you're of a certain *ahem* age, don't pretend that you didn't own some too!)
She went on to say that she didn't know if she'd be able to find a short, puffy, white lace skirt and would it be too difficult for me to sew one in the next few weeks? Ha! I could do that upside down with my eyes closed. I gotta teach that girl to sew... or maybe not as it might take some of the mystique out of it.
Of course I said Yes! What mama wouldn't be proud to see her baby boy dressed in purple velvet wearing heels.
Now if I only had kept those fingerless lace gloves...