Friday, May 1, 2009

BWOF 103A

Originally I was going to make BWOF 5/09 103B, the dress version. When I sewed on the skirt and tried it on, it became vary apparent that this would be a very Mariah Scarey dress if left at it's current length. I have come to the realization that at 50 I really do need to be cogniznant of what styles I am choosing and even though I might have been able to wear something like this 10 years ago and get away with it...isn't such a great idea anymore. I do like the top though and I think I will modify the pattern to add a little more ease. It is really comfortable. No sewing this afternoon...my sweetie just got home and I think I will spend some time with him...a bike ride perhaps!

7 comments:

gwensews said...

Oh girl, I totally relate to what you're saying. I'm 61, and it is challenging to be somewhat stylish without seeming that I'm trying to look 30. Now, I live vicariously through younger sewists who can wear very hip clothes. I sigh and "remember when"!

2BSewing: said...

I like this style on you. :)

Cindy Ann said...

"Mariah Scarey", haha. It looks just great as a top! Wonderful color on you. I hear ya about picking styles appropriate to ones age. I turn 50 in Aug and find myself with the same challenges of being drawn to too youthful designs.

Sara said...

Pretty! I love the color. :)

Linda said...

A beautiful color! It looks good on you. I do love the Mariah Scarey comment. I am 58 and so confused by what is right for me to wear and what styles are avilable and will they work for me. I have been trying some different styles, some work and some don't. Isn't it great that we can sew and try so many.

Summerset said...

Great top and smart choice - you look great! I've been eyeing this one, but not sure yet because of the long sleeves. Maybe for fall.

Kat said...

Great top, Mary! Now here's a thought for you...Mariah will be wearing your top AS A DRESS when she's 50 ;) . I mean, her dresses are so short that they're really tops, aren't they???