Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Springtime happiness, 40's blouse & skirt
Yes, I know it's not spring yet, but something bright and happy makes the winter blues go away. Anyone ready for spring out there? I am ready to step into spring with this new outfit. Love has hatched with this 40's blouse. The detail of the yoke back makes me smile. I did stumble a bit through the 1940's instructions, but am so glad I got through them because the blouse is so comfortable. I have total freedom of movement in the arms and back area. I believe the back yoke helps a lot. I have been making and enjoying separates lately. Right now the basic wardrobe builders are very important to me. Have you ever notice that sometimes it's hard to find the basics at the stores? Even just a plain black skirt with minimal design can be a challenge. So I am making Ginger skirts in as many colors as I can, stash bustin along the way. I have never worn white on the lower half of my body, (except my wedding day) but as I age I am letting go of the idea of having the perfect body and since made peace with my legs. So here's to freedom in not following my old "thin rule". If you don't know that rule. It goes like this, wear whatever makes you look the thinnest at all times and at all cost! I have lived this way and began to realize that I only wore black for years. How boring of me! So here's to breaking out the shell.
Have a wonderful vintage day,