Life begins at “40”
The classy woman stands tall with confidence.
She has everything to flaunt and chooses not to show it.
The older I get, the more conservative I have become. Turning “40” has been the epitome of greatness in creating breathtaking classy pieces. I want to share with others through my sewing journey, that you can still be sexy, stand tall with grace and class. I found this amazing fabric in DC with Feesewcrafty (an amazing seamstress) and I fell in love. I knew I wanted to create a vintage style look that embodied “The Classy Woman.”
The pattern I chose to create the top is the Retro Pattern from the 60s Butterick B6318. I fell in love with this pattern a year ago and because I feared to cut patterns, I decided not to make the dress. I will no longer allow fear to cripple me and plan to cut at least 2 commercial patterns each month and post at least one review.
Modifications to the bodice top pattern:
Removed zipper Added 1 inch to length of bodice to either wear as a crop top or tucked in
Used bias tape to create loops in back
Used 3 color palettes from fabric to create the amazing tie straps in the back
Skirt: Self drafted pleated skirt Waistband 3 inches
I plan to wear this to a Women’s Empowerment Brunch in September and will be making the full dress soon. I am back to regular blogging programming and will be making a few enhancements and updates to the blog. I can’t wait to share with the world how awesome “40” can be.
Thanks so much for all the support throughout the years. Look out this month for an amazing giveaway.