Homemade clothes can be stylish!

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Homemade clothes can be stylish!

Cute Top...Simplicity 2939

To be honest, I have to tell you that I know next to nothing about fashion and I've never paid enough attention to how I dress. From the time I was a little girl, my mother can assure you, that it was a hopeless cause. I wanted to climb trees, crochet, sing songs, draw, write poems...etc. But it never occurred to me to worry what I looked like. By the time I was old enough to care, I just couldn't, for the life of me figure it out. What was "in'...what wasn't "in"?

But my daughter finally got old enough to realize that is was time for "INTERVENTION"!! "Ok..Mom...we've GOT to do something about your clothes!"   This is the fabric she helped me pick out almost two years ago and she helped me pick out a selection of patterns of what she considered 'stylish'. 

I sew for everyone but me, so it wasn't that I couldn't sew nice clothes, I just never took the time. And I was heavy too and couldn't figure out what would look flattering or even decent. (On a side note: I am on a diet...mostly just eating low carb foods in their natural state and I'm losing weight again! Hurray!. :o)  

But I'm so glad that Rebekah took the time to help me. She just seems to 'know'. My friends do too and occasionally take the time to rescue me from my bad dressing habits. At any rate, I have discovered that you can be frugal and still look 'cute' or at least as cute as this stodgy ole' mom is able to be. 


 Just a quick reminder, that I'm gone to a tournament with the kdis and can't get to the internet except to check emails via my Ipod..maybe...   I'll be home Sunday evening. :o) This is a previously scheduled post. :o)


Laura said...

Great job...you look terrific! You sound like me...always sewing but hardly ever for yourself. I've been looking at a lot of vintage dress patterns lately...hope to make something this week!

Mariesa M. said...

Very cute!Your daughter knows how to pick out material!

Denise said...

Hope you are having fun:) I love your top and the patterns, too! I just inherited some cute vintage patterns/fabric so maybe I'll make something for myself soon. HA like there's time for THAT!! LOL :)

Trudy said...

This has happened to me as well and some other moms I know. It seems that once our daughters become teens, they have a mission to help mom out of the frumpy, dumpy stage. My daughters have been tremendous in helping me turn my style around. A few years ago. I was what appeared to be a lost cause. They are still working on me, tweaking a little here and a little there. It's a process. What a blessing for us to have our own personal fashion consultants right in our own homes, only for the cost of room and board.

You look really cute. Empire waist is a very flattering style on you. You did a great job posing for these shots. You really know how to show off your outfits to their best advantage.

Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the good work.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Donna. I'm still trying to catch up on posts, I'm wayyyyy behind. I think you look great. You sew really great and you are always so busy. I just don't know how you do it. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

antmee said...

That top looks great. And slimming! I must make a few for my "generous" figure.

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