Kasey, my heroine in Freaksville, doesn't go to the prom since she's only a sophomore, but she already has her gloves. She has visions when she touches things, so to avoid getting them, Kasey wears an assortment of cool gloves. You can add a little Kasey Maxwell flare to your prom. Here's how:
- Purchase an inexpensive pair of white stretch gloves.
- Dye them to match your dress. (Or leave them white.) You can find dye in a variety of colors in most supermarkets for around $3.00. Follow the directions on the package.
- Add embellishments like ribbon, fur, or feather boas. (Check out all the great options at your local fabric store) Embellishments can be glued on the cuffs with washable fabric glue or sewn on by hand with a simple running stitch.
- Add rhinestones or buttons. You can glue them on or sew them with a simple stitch.
Result: Instant drama that's your very own fashion statement. Invite your friends over and each make a pair to split the costs of glue or supplies. Make it a pre-prom party!!!
P.S. I saw black angel wings for sale at a fabric store website for $6.99. Wouldn't that be a cool thing to add to a Prom dress?!
Here’s a sneak peek at Kasey, heroine of Freaksville, wearing her fashion statement:
I fiddled with the fingers of my gloves making certain the fingertips didn’t sag. Today, I had on retro gloves that crawled up to my elbows. Nifty rhinestone buttons lined up on each side. I’d dyed the gloves purple to match my shirt and paired the top with black jeans and my favorite knee high black leather boots. The gloves were less noticeable when I looked the part, or so I hoped…
Josh touched the round rhinestone buttons on one of my gloves. His fingers traced the curve of my arm, trailing along the satin to my wrist. I closed my eyes and
hoped my heart wouldn’t hammer out of my chest.
“I like these. They’re brilliant.”
I opened my eyes.
He had situated himself mere inches from me. His spicy scent tickled my nose and curled my toes. Why did we have to be in a crowded hall? I wanted him to myself.
Taking my hand, he said, “You wear gloves a lot.” He made it more of a statement than a question. His thumb brushed circles on the satin.
A billion answers surged to the forefront of my brain, but I couldn’t speak as he held my hand. I pinched my lips tightly together and prayed the gloves were thick enough to block my visions. These were one of my thinnest pairs and my favorite because I still could feel textures with them. Try picking up a dropped coin while wearing gloves—not an easy task. But they still kept my fingertips from connecting with objects. Luckily, the Maxwell curse only affected my hands.
AND NOW FOR THE PRIZE….
In Freaksville, Kasey’s parents give her a magical charm bracelet to ward off her visions once wearing gloves is no longer practical. Win your own magical charm bracelet, courtesy of author Kitty Keswick.
Coming Next...Friday Quiz: Match the author to her prom photo!