I'm cheating a little because I actually made this dress about three weeks ago but I didn't get around to blogging about it.
I first saw this pattern made up in Vogue Patterns magazine in the June/July 2008 issue. I talked my self out of it because it was one of those patterns that you know would look better on a tall, willowy ,slim woman. You know you are not tall and slim, at least not since hitting fifty eleven years ago.Then , the same pattern is featured in the April/May 2009 issue and you still love it!
Well,I tried to talk myself out of it but I just had to make this dress.So here it is in a mini geometric cotton knit.It looks really nice on Antoinette ,my dress form.
I love the pleated detail at the scooped neckline.
It needed no zipper, just a loop and a button .
The whole thing, from cutting out to finishing the hem, took three hours!
Here it is on almost short, and not quite slim, little old me!
Now when you're 61, and you haven't exercised in a couple of months, you don't have the arms that look good in sleeveless. What do you do? You add a little cardigan and you're good to go!
I've already worn this little dress three times in three weeks! Do I like it? Yes I do. It's a keeper!
See more pics here!
Now, I'd like to know.At what age do you think a woman should stop wearing sleeveless?