No Hawaii in front of the 5 0 today, because it really is 50 years since I was born – yesterday in fact.
I’ve had a weekend of parties and get-togethers and quiet times and fun times with friends and family starting on Friday evening and finishing with dinner last night with my boys -teenage son and DH.
So a sort of MM-weekend for your interest and feedback – suitable dressing for a 50 yr old (well actually, only 49 when most of these were taken)?
Friday – party pants as Marcy Tilton calls them for a barbecue organised by super-duper friends. Vogue 8641 which recommends moderate stretch knits only but these are made in sateen cotton with just a little lycra and they worked just fine. The red cotton top is from the same pattern which should also have been made in a knit/stretch fabric but wasn’t.
No zips, no pockets, two tubes for the legs with a rolled over waistband encasing a length of elastic. No alterations and easy make.
Saturday, hanging out with some ‘old’ girlfriends from school days – we all turned 50 this year!
Running amuck around the city centre and generally causing mayhem and chaos wherever we went – just like the old days….except we are all much more confident about who we are and what we look like.
The Pattern Company Jigsaw dress made in flowery, summery chiffon with a satin slip underneath. No waist at all in this one! Cut this version of the dress much larger than the first and it is loose and cool to wear.
Sunday, family party time. A combination meal of barbecue/dinner/high tea/birthday party – just lots of food eaten outside in glorious sunshine and every age from 75 – 3.
Hawaii dress for church in the morning. Yes, an elastic waist stay on the inside – yikes!
Then the temperatures kept rising and the sun was shining so I changed into an infinity dress for the afternoon party.
No pattern for this just cobbled together from bits and pieces of advice I found on the internet. With sleeves and without: there really is an infinite way to wear this dress. If you’re interested in finding out more, leave a comment and if there’s enough to warrant it I’ll do a separate post in a day or two.
Monday, birthday girl heading out for posh dinner in, what else? The latest completed Chanel jacket.