TBT: Tacoma version
Because I’ll be in Tacoma this weekend, I thought my Throwback Thursday ought to show me when I lived there, Back In The Day, when I was still Laurie Richardson. And this is one photo where you should be glad for both washout and fading, because the color of that dress was truly blinding:
This was taken in the garden of the house on 119th Street in south Tacoma, a couple of blocks from Pacific Lutheran University. It was around the time of my graduation from Franklin Pierce High, in 1970, just before I migrated back to my native country of northern California. The event I’m doing Saturday morning is not far away, at The Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, at 10:00.
Like almost all of my clothes at the time, I made the dress, because it was cheaper that way. Now? Things cost way more to sew by hand–and that’s even before you work in the cost of some of those computerized sewing machines. Who among you remembers sewing your own clothes? Do you still?