Couture Lunacy

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boxyteeThis is the front view.

boxyteebackThe back view!

The neckline –



All done – ready to wear! I made some changes. I cut off a total of 12 inches on either side – it was tooooo baggy. Then I tapered the sleeves to get down to an 8′ cuff. I didn’t hem it – just overcast the edge which gives it a frilly look. I like this top and will wear it with a cami to hide the bra straps. Sigh. If I was 20 I’d show the bra straps. What you can tolerate at 20 looks kind of silly at 61!

On a side note – I’ll bet you’ll be excited – I’m going to try and get highlights in my hair. I’m going with caramel and auburn I think. It’s supposed to look like Victoria Beckham’s hair. Well sort of. I got about 2″ cut off yesterday and I like it much better. I’m going to keep it this length and not go in for shoulder length hair!


Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

One thought on “Done!

  1. I love the fabric.
    Sounds as though you are really enjoying your new found freedom. A change in hairdo is a real pick me up.

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