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Monday, January 10, 2011
Sometimes It Pays to Get Picked On
Certainly if the person picking on you is Claire Kennedy. After reading my blog on what does a middle aged woman who doesn't want to look dowdy wear to a wedding that calls for 'cocktail' attire she wrote a post on my dilemma. Certainly a problem that so many women my age have. By the time I'd finished writing the post I had pretty much come to the conclusion that I really wanted to wear separates that would actually get worn again by pairing them with other pieces. I have a few dresses, but mostly they don't get out of my closet all that much. Claire picked out three possibilities and I loved the first one, this Issey Miyake jacket and pants. Claire isn't too thrilled with the pants and neither was I at first. I am only 5'6" after all but after drawing this on my croquis, I liked it.
My croquis with the pattern drawn on it. I shortened the sleeves a bit. The other option for the bottom would be a pencil skirt or narrower pants, but surprisingly I really like how this looks.
Here's a link to the blog post Claire Kennedy wrote. She has been such a generous wonderful internet friend I would love to actually meet her in real life. Most serious or professional sewers can't resist the lure of NYC fabric shopping so there's hope she'll turn up before too long.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.