Thursday, April 5, 2012

Desperate for a Makeover

Okay guys I am desperate for a makeover!

Let me give you an update.  I am 61 yrs old.  More gray hair than not.  Three years ago I was a size 12-14.  Regretfully I am have to go to a size 16. 

One problem is my hips and buttocks fit fine in a size 14 jean but my thighs and knees will not. urrgghh!  If I get a 16 they gap big time at my waist especially in the back of the waistband.

Not sure how to handle this problem. I am sure I am not the only one with this problem.

One solution is to loose some weight but in the mean time I can't go out in my drawers.

I Went online looking for ready made tops/tunics
 and found some really cute ones.

 I only purchased one from Kohls.

sale $21.99
There are other color options.

Simply Vera Vera Wang Floral Asymmetrical Tunic

I also found some cute patterns to make me some tops. 
So here is what I came up with.  Let me know what you think.
McCalls Misses' M6467
I like the bottom two on the left.

Butterick  misses B5646
Isn't this one cute it would cover my big buttock.


Sweeet !!!! View D

I like all of the views on this pattern.

Again I like all of the views on this pattern.

View E    
I guess you see a pattern in the patterns I choose.

Simplicity 3786 Misses Top Sewing Pattern Size 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Uncut
I like view C on this one.  
Maybe A with  3/4 sleeve length.

I have not bought any of the patterns yet.  Give me your opinion on 2 or three of these you think I should choose.  

Or if you have something else in mind I 
would love your suggestions.


Patricia aka Mamaw


  1. I can relate! I have a bad case of what they used to call "middle-aged spread."

    Love all your pattern choices. My top 3 would be
    Butterick B5646
    New Look 6871
    McCalls M6467

    Happy Easter!

  2. Oh, you know how to pick up some cute patterns! And just in time for summer!
    I think my favorites are the bottom left on McCalls Misses' M6467, the 2 that you liked :) I also really like the pintucks on Simplicity 3786 with the half-collar. And I totally agree about New Look 6895's view D, cute! And all the views on the Butterick pattern are awesome, that one is a little different than the reast of them in a good way!
    You might have noticed that I like ruffles. ;)
    Well whatever you sew, I know it will tons of fun to sew and to wear!


  3. What a great selection! You make me want to start sewing again. I haven't in a long while. I'm a new follower. Hope you get to join a weekend hop I host. Starts every Thursday: Getting To Know You. Take care. :D


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