i would just like to state how happy i am that i wasn't born on a polygamist sect compound.
i'm sure you've heard of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through the headlines in the news (hundreds of children were moved from a compound due to abuse and well.. all kinds of other crazy ish - really sad.) if you were lucky, you might have caught a picture or video of the women.
these women went on to make the best out of a bad situation - i guess. they have their own website where you can actually by their BEAUTIFUL dresses. where did the idea come from exactly? well, the women were expected to make clothing for the children who were taken into custody, but after the children were returned to their families, the women decided to continue to make clothing--this time for profit.
interested? check out the "FLDS fashion" ... the sleeves kill me
i found this video below quite entertaining.
Project Runway fashion guru Tim Gunn and comedian Mo Rocca dissect the fashion missteps by the denizens of the Yearning for Zion polygamist compound in Texas.