It seems my preferences have changed in the last few months. I now prefer elastic waists. I use to absolutely live in jeans but now I want soft knits against my skin. I want a waistband that will shrink when I do or expand a little bit over the holidays. I like ankle length skirts, pants that are neither too wide or too skinny. I like waterfall sweaters along with other cardigans and a vest would be good with T-shirts.
I've also come to realize that I can't wear heels any more. I'm talking even the low heels. I'm going to look for flats that are stylish but comfortable. Good luck with that, huh?
My life style is casual and the clothes I prefer are almost pajama style! I change into jeans when I go out but as soon as I'm home, I put my very comfortable knit lounge pants back on and let out a contented, "ahhhhh" in the process!
So, I need to dress for the lifestyle and body I have now. I want to be comfortable but put together and stylish, ya know?
I thought I would embellish the simple shapes in a few pieces anyway starting with a tank top. A la Alabama Chanin. That'll be a good project for these long winter days, don't you think? I might try embroidery on other pieces. I'll make them mine in some way. Stay tuned for those thoughts!
I bought these three vintage patterns off eBay:
I also bought a few from Vogue and McCalls that I've always wanted:
|I plan to sew these to wear for my Grandkid's games.|
|I bought this in two sizes because I love the dress. Maybe a granddaughter will want one.|
|Another view of the game top and jacket.|
|another view in case you missed it.|
|I love the sleeves on this dress. Nice to wear to church.|
|and my vest that I will wear as a third piece.|
|I now have the skirt pattern. I want a top that is very loose for fat days! :)|