Now, I know there is nothing unique about this skirt, and I took dozens of pics trying to capture its special qualities. There are none.
What is special, is that I found a skirt pattern that fits well, as well as one that I really like! I suppose if one sews long enough, one will have a collection of go-to patterns. I now have three but this is the only one I have not altered in any fashion, and the fit truly resembles the Simplicity pattern photo, although I omitted the front pockets.
As a person committed to sewing my own clothes...
If I like Kate Spade so much, then why is my wardrobe brimming with clothes from Talbots?
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I’ve been in a wardrobe rut for a while. My mother worked at Talbots until she earned a lifetime 40% discount, hence many of my clothes are from Talbots. I’ve been in such a Talbots rut that I have bought things on my own without the 40% discount. It’s easy…. the sizes are reliable… and of course, they are good old basics which have added up to a predictable and unexciting wardrobe. I’m not knocking...
Is this not one of the most matronly looking suits you have ever seen?
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When my husband walked in and saw this he thought it was a service uniform… Years ago I bought a beautiful Ralph Lauren black suit which I wore until it was thread bare. When it came time to replace it I could not find anything close to it in my price range. I didn’t have an office job anymore and couldn’t justify the splurge, so I bought this suit from Talbots.
That was four years ago and I have worn it once. I felt...