pilloIt's not from lack of trying. Since August, I have been searching for a light-weight garment bag to use in Europe on our choir trip. Nine months later, I've given up. Countless stores had garment bags that were bulky and heavy, but none of them had those sleek, eighties-era ones that used to be so handy.

After considering poking a hole in a black garbage bag to protect the dress, a pillowcase came to my attention. After measuring its width, it became clear that by poking a hole in the top and sliding the coat hangers through the opening, a pillowcase is all I need to keep the dress protected.

My pride may be another matter... I will probably be the only MasterSinger toting her outfit around in a striped pillowcase.