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The Classy Woman

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.


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