I was pleasantly surprised by the full pattern pieces and at least one sewing skill this old broad doesn't see unless I dig into my paper pattern collection -- a dart. in the bodice even.
This is both a scary but also exciting post in that I was teasing earlier today about whether or not I could "bring sexy back" to the women out there like me -- too close to 50 to not admit it. I'll take the risk. Why not?
I am pleasantly surprised by this pattern. It reminded me of the paper patterns I love to cut out while watching "Everybody Loves Raymond".
Its a lot of cutting. I don't mind at all. I LOVE paper patterns. Tissue paper is much easier to ball up and put in the plastic grocery bag hanging off my glass on the side table though.
What I did not like was the printing of 45 pages (black ink only), then cutting & positioning and then taping and then cutting out the pattern pieces.
Don't get me wrong, it was worth it -- I love this pattern. But with a paper pattern, at least I only have to cut once.
|I use a tracing wheel and tracing paper --- old fashioned maybe, |
but it always gets the job done for me!
So, here it is.
I remembered the sheer blue & white polka dot fabric I found at a Hancock Fabrics "spot the bolt" sale last year (I bought oodles of it at $1 a yard). Perfect.
No need for a bow. This dress and old broad doesn't need it.
I feel seductive and silly at the same time.
Success. My emotions and hormones are cycling in chaos.
Ergo, age appropriate behavior. (giggles)
You can still #bundleup.
The sale ends at midnight June 27, 2014.