Ginny G.

Write about the first cloth in your memory. How old were you? Where did it come from...or where was it? Who did it belong to? Who made it? Why do you remember it...why was it significant? Add anything else you may think of while writing...

When I was about 8 years old (and surrounded by 3 brothers) my mother took two shelves in a closet and created a “costume closet”.  All the items in the closet were for us to play with.  Often I dressed in the clothes and accessories by myself and imagined myself as all sorts of people and things.  One day a beautiful (out of style I now realize) carmine silk poult de soie dress was added (I looked up the fabric content on the internet to get the correct name).  I loved the feel of the fabric, the color and the rustling sound it made.  I felt special and elegant when I put it on (much too large, of course!).  Who might I become?