May 20, 2016
Readers, my mom, Sonia, is modeling once again and, yes, I did dress her up in oversized sunglasses and hat she would never have worn herself -- stylist's prerogative.
You can see the results of our photo shoot here.
Thankfully, my mother is quite game and was happy to oblige. She loves her new top and I must say, it really flatters her. Why I don't sew for her more I'll never know -- and neither does she!
I wasn't able to get shots of her wearing the blouse as a jacket -- she's not about to change clothes on the street like I do -- but I do think it will serve double duty as both a top and a second layer.
The finished garmnet is much more formal-looking than I'd expected -- it's a casual fabric and the construction was very straightforward, nothing complicated. It's a bonus when something relatively simple comes out looking fancy, right?
I can definitely see making this up again, maybe in linen or even a cotton brocade. It's a good look for her and easy to wear. No need to wait for another birthday.
Have a great day, everybody!