June/July Rescue: Spiny Anteater Shirt

This month’s rescue is this t-shirt, which hasn’t been languishing in my drawer, but had been languishing in someone else’s drawer before finding itself in a thrift shop.  I grabbed it immediately because it had an echidna on it, and how often do you find a t-shirt with an echidna? I also liked the colourContinue reading “June/July Rescue: Spiny Anteater Shirt”

May Rescue: Tell Me Where It Hurts

Today I want to talk about armpits. This top sat in the back of my closet, unjustly, for about three years. I never got rid of it because I like it, but I didn’t wear it because it pinched my pits. You might think that if a garment is uncomfortable, finding out *why* would beContinue reading “May Rescue: Tell Me Where It Hurts”

In Defense of Comfort Reading

Originally published in Red Herrings, the Newsletter of the Crime Writers Association The cosy mystery gets a lot of hate these days. Modern cosies tend to be like popcorn: light, tasty, but ultimately insubstantial. The writing can be workmanlike and slapdash. But the most common criticism, in my experience, is that the stories are superficial,Continue reading “In Defense of Comfort Reading”

April Rescue: Springtime Sleep Mask

I was going to do a Giant Jammies Makeover for April. But then this month got the best of me. Work piled on, and then I had the Fauci Ouchie. I was all prepared for a raft of Horrible Consequences which thankfully didn’t come, though I did feel rough enough the day after to justifyContinue reading “April Rescue: Springtime Sleep Mask”

March Rescue: A Most Unfortunate Hemline

Garments should be made to fit the body, not the other way around.  A lot of mass-produced garments aren’t made to fit the body at all, not to mention a diversity of body shapes. Instead, they’re made to fit the needs of a factory to churn things out quickly and cheaply.  Often this means sheathContinue reading “March Rescue: A Most Unfortunate Hemline”

February Rescue: Bye Bye Batwings

Hello, and welcome to the February edition of 1212 Garment Rescue. Today’s rescue is this beautiful green shirt. I bought this shirt at a charity shop because I liked the color and the fabric. Unfortunately, the shape is exactly wrong for…well…most people. Seriously. Batwings don’t even look good on a mannequin. So that had toContinue reading “February Rescue: Bye Bye Batwings”