With the help of some really nice matte jersey I got in New York and Donna Karan for Vogue patterns #2067, I was able to strike this pose for this picture. No photoshop here y'all. Just straight up all me, stretch marks and all.
It's not easy trying to keep your sexy and be a grandmother all at the same time, and still be just a slight bit modest. But I manage to try ever so often as not to wither away into that old lady, "mmm" what is she wearing kinda, it's a shame, she should "dress her age". What the hell does that mean!??! Dress the way you want! Just make sure it is SASSY not TRASHy. You feel me?
The pattern is basically a wrap dress with the upper portion of the bodice detached at the front midriff forming a type of crop top which reveals just enough skin to keep it modest yet sassy.
It almost looks like the Vogue 1250 that everyone has fallen in love with.
1. All the edges are finished with elastic to make it really snug at the openings: Neckline, armhole, under the bust, and at the top of the skirt wraps/overlays.
2. The side seams are placed forward toward the front with the side hip dart at an angle toward the rear hip line. A very nice touch indeed.
3. The center back seam makes it extremely easy to grade up and down as needed and to deal with the dreaded sway back issues.
4. With the front bodice piece being just that, a front piece, you can literally increase the bust and lengthen the front crop section to your hearts desire.
I plan to make every single one of the views on this pattern in several colors. They are great dresses to have on hand for any activity you might want to wear a "body con" dress. Oh yeah!!! There is plenty coverage for Spanx and such and such if you so need or desire.
Here a kick in the butt to aging and frumpy dresses!!!