I've always been stubborn and a know-it-all. I know it -- ask anyone who knows me. My Mom used to call me Doctor Holly -- but that's another story -- one you won't read here because it has nothing to do with the Stairwell Carollers.
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|Holly choosing to wear pink stretch pants and a yellow sweater|
But no one resisted, thus -- I became Costumier for the Stairwell Carollers.
It didn't hurt that I loved doing costume for my Ottawa U. Theatre courses. I guess the choir deferred to my expertise, such as it was.
Early on we had had a few discussions about what to wear that resulted in random Christmas colour sweaters with scarves. More from a lack of funds, since we were all starving students.
|At the Rideau Centre -- still random with scarves-- and still jeans -- weirdly I'm in a dress -- well, it WAS red:)|
We went all out a year or two later and added little bells as accents.
|I liked this look -- the opposite scarves and sweaters clicked.|
We made a group decision that the choir members would buy them, but we would keep the sweater if they left the choir. This worked for a while -- till the sweaters got old and the group got bigger. We couldn't find the same sweaters, so, START AGAIN!
For a while we had these green sweaters I'd like to forget. Two years ago I finally cleaned out my basement and donated them to the Salvation army.
Next -- beyond sweaters...