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Sun May 13, 2012, 02:00 PM

For women: one of the best ways to survive hot summer temps

Wanted to share this Etsy site with women here at DU.
I discovered, last year, this wonderful seamstress, specializing in tunics and caftans. She makes a size to your measurements, how wonderful is that??
Finally I found something cool and light as air to wear in our horrible summer heat!
http://www.outrageousrags.com/index.html
and
http://www.outrageousrags.etsy.com/
This is one I have ordered for this summer, on the way to me. Whadda ya think of it????

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Reply For women: one of the best ways to survive hot summer temps (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 OP
seabeyond May 2012 #1
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #2
seabeyond May 2012 #3
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #4
Maraya1969 May 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #7
Maraya1969 May 2012 #8
IrishAyes May 2013 #9
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #10
IrishAyes May 2013 #11
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #12

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. bookmarking to look later.

you confuse you so. first i thought you a woman, then soemthing you said made e think you a man, now wearing womens clothes, lol, i am back to woman.

i loved du2 showing gender. no one uses it anymore. ok, few people do.

thanks.

i like simple and easy and cool

edit... just checked. yup, you filled yours out. but alabama instead of seattle? seattle is my dreamworld.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sun May 13, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. Seattle is lovely..was lovely

until I hit a certain age and needed sunshine.
Also I prefer to live in a rural setting.
So, luckily, was able to make Ala happen for me.

You will be glad to know that if you order from Judy, she lives in Mesquite Tex so postage shoud not be much of a problem.
I ordered one thing that did not work for me and she took it back with no probs at all.
And, she uses double ( French) seams, no way is any material going to separate.
Seems like any clothes I buy elsehwere I have to re-inforce the buttons and seams.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Sun May 13, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. good for you. glad you found the place you like.

i am sittin here in overcast and a jacket... in MAY, lol, yea. i love it. i think this area is finally done with the two year la nina. rain and cooler weather. i have so many trees and a park with tons of trees, i was telling son yesterday with this weather i can pretend i am in Wa. lol.

i cant stand restrictive clothing. i stretch my tshirts, lol. almost every arm has a hole under the arm. sigh. double seams sound good.

appreciate the recommendation.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Sun May 13, 2012, 05:27 PM

4. After a very very severe attack of shingles 2 years ago

all over the upper half of my body, front, sides and back,
I was left with residual pain, could not bear the feel of snug clothes.
Judy's line of tunics and caftans saved my life.
Since I am retired, I do not have to be out in public unless I choose to,
so i can wear the lightest fabrics, even in 95% humidty summers, and not feel uncomfortable.
And since she makes them to my size specifications, they are not too snug or too loose.

You are in Amarillo, right?
And getting cool weather?
Wow....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 10:44 PM

5. She has some really pretty things. I hate tight anything

on me. I still end up wearing shorts and shirts but I love when I can throw on a night dress. I wonder if I would like something like this?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. If you were to look at her skirt sets,

they might be an answer.
Loose and comfortable, very light, not tight.

and she has some nice loose dresses, empire waist style.

Also for night time, I wear one of her plain material lighweight tunics, because I have to sleep with the ceiling fan on
in the summer and it keeps the draft off my upper body.

Btw..I bought some earrings from you, and they all go very well with her caftans!


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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:47 PM

7. I pulled some pics for you

the designs and colors really vary, so of course looking thru what is offered is the best way to go
( remember she sews to your size)

skirt and top


dress ( Love the pockets)


lightweight tunic

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:50 AM

8. Thanks Dixie. And yes I remember you bought the earrings! Thanks!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 07:52 PM

9. Wow. I'm really late to this thread.

But I only just now found DUmarketplace. Now I'll look here first when I have $ to spend.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #9)

Wed May 22, 2013, 07:59 PM

10. Lemme give you the Etsy link so you can see the pics I used in this post.

I cannot STAND constrictive clothes, and have gotten real spoiled wearing light as a feather. dropped from the shoulder caftans and tunics.
And spoiled by the Etsy site. Everything I bought from the various sellers has been just as good as advertised, plus they ship instantly, even the dresses from India.

check this out:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OutrageousRags?ref=ss_profile

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed May 22, 2013, 08:31 PM

11. Thank you, I ran over at top speed.

I also got spoiled to caftans, tunics, and dashikis when I lived where I now think of as 'abroad', though often it was only outside the MidWest. In this tiny town they even have a 10-cent clothes closet which most people visit for clothes that are still nice, even some expensive ones with the tags still on. There's a tiny cadre of uber-rich people here. Less than 5K people in a huge county, fewer than 2K in the county seat, and most people are far worse off than I am. But when a tiny town supports 4 major branches of big banks, you know there's $ somewhere.

Anyhow, the clothing selection's fine for everyday yard work and regular bumming around, but someone like me w/what they call 'foreign' tastes, nothing fun to wear can be found. Thank you for tipping me off to a great online store where the prices are certainly competitive to many outlets, especially considering the apparent quality.

When I wear the summer caftans and floats I do have, I add jewelry and a dressy straw 'picture' hat so people don't accuse me of running around in my nightie.

Yes, many are that ignorant.

Oh, I forgot to tell you I found some Asian elephant print cotton online and made wrap-around 'fisherman' pants. If someone asks why I'm wearing what they mistake for a GOP symbol, I'll say it's okay because I'LL BE SITTING ON IT!

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #11)

Wed May 22, 2013, 10:39 PM

12. Not only quality, but she will sew to your size if you ask.

Some of the prints can be cut down.
and best of all, in this southern heat, I always stay cool.
Happy shopping...I know exactly what you mean by not finding clothes to your taste...

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