Is this a preview of what’s to come?
“Mom, this house is more than you can handle. Let’s look at a retirement community.”
“Mom, it’s time to turn over the car keys.”
“Mom, we’re afraid you are going to hurt yourself with that sewing machine.”
I’ll quit wearing the strapless top, but I’m not giving it away. It’s an expensive Sarah Campbell top made of a beautiful cotton almost as nice as Grandmother’s Sheet, and I love it. I recognize there comes a time when one has to take a long hard look and make some wardrobe changes, but in my opinion many women go matronly way too early.
Yes, I subscribe to Advanced Style but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about.
I decided I could upcycle this top to work in my favor by using the ties from the bow as halter straps.
What do you think?
After opening the seam between the upper bust and lining, I tied a knot where the bow had once been and securely stitched the ends between the lining and the ruched bust pieces. Then I stitched the remaining ties in the same manner. After finishing the edges of the ties, I had a new halter.
and n o t let our clothes wear us into despair!