That one is gorgeous. I can see why you wear it often, it's one of
those jackets that will go with so many things, be comfortable and still
look really good.
Back when I actually did some sewing, Butterick was my favorite pattern
Thanks! I wear it most often with dark jeans, but it goes with
And now that I have all the alterations made to the pattern, I
intend to make more jackets using it.
I used to prefer Simplicty, but since they ruined their web site, I
never visit any more, and I'm not fond of browsing the pattern books
at the fabric store.
And JoAnn's has good sales on Vogue/Butterick/McCalls, although I
see they aren't doing the $.99 sales this year. I suppose that was
I still wear jeans, I love Jeans. I picked up a couple of pairs of
stretch sort of skinny Jeans last summer that I live in.I think I got
them in TJ Maxx.I like them because they don't droop in the butt,move
with me and fit better than any other jeans I've ever had.When I bought
them my 14 year old DGD remarked that "they are the best looking jeans
you've ever worn Grandma." So I figured if she approved they must look
Juno, run back RIGHT NOW and get several more pairs. You won't
It seems every time I find RTW which fits and is well made, the next
time I go to buy another, they have been tweaked so they no longer
fit right or discontinued. :-(
My favorite twill slacks by Lee... My favorite jeans by Rider...
I do make twill slacks for myself, but jeans... not so much.
I really would have preferred a slightly longer jacket, but I could
not find any more of that fabric at *any* of the 12 JoAnn's within a
50 mile radius. I was happy to find the similar denim with
pewter dots I used for the facings. I may make another jacket using
just that and add lots more crystals. I *love* the hot-fix tool and
Swarovski crystals. ;-D
As I understand their structure, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, all buy
overruns and leftovers, so the odds of finding something twice are slim.
If you are there at the right time, they often have great buys at good
prices, but it's not like they can re-order.
About the only thing I have left is my legs. ;-) And when I'm
retaining water, the ankles disappear. For that, I have something
called Laxix. It's funny because for years, I wore only pants. Jeans,
pantsuits, trousers. They were better for my lifestyle then. You have
no idea how free I felt the first time I put on a loose dress!
I might consider that for summer in a ***loose*** rayon dress which
brushed the floor.
Even when I was very slim (a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far
away), I never had attractive legs. Thickish ankles, bulbous knees.
I doubt there exists a dozen photos of my young self in a bathing
suit. I hated the entire mini-skirt era in fashion.
I never want to appear on
Some of those outfits make one shudder. Careful, have a supply of brain-bleach handy.