It's all about the new date night dress.

Stella got her groove back by going to the Bahamas, I thought I would work on getting or keeping mine back by checking out my pattern stash.
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.  
Construction Notes:
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.

Moving forward:
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!!! 


  1. Great dress and it looks fab on you.

  2. Grandmother? Not in that dress! I like that "Sassy not Trashy" -- there is a difference. Thanks for showing us how to 'get our groove back'.

  3. You look very appropriate for a young at heart grandmother. You have my VOTE!

  4. I think the Mr. might really enjoy this look!

  5. YESSSSSS to everything! The color, the fit, your body, the sass, the shoes! Do it ALL!.
    Is this pattern OOP? I need this dress for my birthday! lol

  6. Wahou, this dress is stunning !!! You look gorgeous with it !!

  7. You definitely have your "sexy" with this dress grandma and I might say a hot and sassy one at that! Great job on this beautiful dress and I too think you would look good in any one of those versions of this pattern!!

    1. Thanks so much Myra. This is such an easy pattern.


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