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.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!