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Necessity

I began making clothes of my own out of necessity. I am tall, extremely thin....no matter how much I eat, ribs remain visible beneath my skin. If clothes fit girth-wise, they are far too short.... if height-wise, they are far too wide, and I must hold them to avoid them falling off, even when using belts. I became weary of this, and that started me to sew my own clothing. For a while, I would embroider the clothing with pictures from the imagination. However, when I moved to the current family I am with, "excess" ornamentation caused me to be taunted more: my clothes got destroyed much easier and more often by joking peers, so I switched to plainer garb, still based on simplified historical models but without decoration: gathered-leg trousers, knee-breeches, plain 18th-century-style coats...all in dull, easily patched colors. There is still something of me in my clothing, but one day, when it is safe, I shall return to embroidery and ornament: a brilliant phoenix emerging from carcass of an ashy threadbare coat.
ValentinK ValentinK 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2010

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I think it is cool you make your own clothes. I find it hard to find clothes for myself as well, for they are always too short, because I am too, very tall.