Lately I've been getting a lot of very kind email saying nice things about the Secret Lives of Dresses series (, , , ) and asking me, with various levels of plaintiveness and expectation, whether I'm going to write any more of them.
Well, the answer is yes, I do want to write more of them. Thank you for asking! The problem is that I haven't been able to spend enough time looking for pictures of dresses that are itching to tell me their stories! My Real Job(TM) has been hectic, my Other Real Job(TM) is sadly neglected, and my family is thinking that in six more years they'll be able to declare me legally dead and collect the insurance.
So — if you come across a dress that you are SURE has a story woven into its fabric or clinging to its buttons, please send me a link. (Please don't send me pictures as attachments unless they are pictures you took of dresses you own; if the pictures are online please send me the URL.)
If I use your picture as the basis for a Secret Life I will credit you as the finder, of course!
I know there are lonely Ancient-Mariner dresses out there trying to tell us–bursting their seams to tell us–their stories. Won't you help me find them?
The goal is to do one every week or two, while supplies last.