I’ve made up my mind…I am going to dress more romantic!
Last year, while shopping with my daughters, I ran across a coverlet that I fell in love with. I tried to get my oldest daughter to buy it but she doesn’t share my taste with pastels and lace. She told me to buy it, and I did just that. Now when I got home, I quickly realized that I had nothing to pair it with. For years, I’ve wanted to dress with more of a romantic vibe, more pastels, lace, white washed denim and such…but trying to find clothing like that in our local area is like trying to find a needle in a haystack! Shopping online is even more of an obstacle to me with sizes and price!
Anyways, here is the coverlet with a top I made to wear under it.
I bought an all white shell top at Walmart for $4. The shell top was way too white to pair with the creamy lace coverlet. So that’s when I decided to dye it the pale pink and add the creamy fringe to the bottom. I was so pleased with how they paired well together! I wished I would have taken a before photo now!
The lace coverlet came from Charlotte Russe. I love flouncy tops, but getting them to not make me look bigger than I am, is hard sometimes. Adding the fringe helped weigh down the lightweight top, giving it more of a structure that showed my natural curves rather than cover them. I have a small waist but a “badonkadonk” as my husband says. Flouncy tops hide my waist and just go straight down which makes me look as big as my derriere. I want to show my natural curves without showcasing them with tight clothes. Also having decent sized breasts don’t help either with flouncy tops. Like I said, they hide my smallest part which is my waist.
I decided that I would make my own lacy shorts since I’ve wanted a pair for since forever! The ones sold in the sores and online are short shorts, and I can’t handle that! I had some flare jeans that I no longer wear simply because I am a skinny jeans gal all of the way. No flares for me anymore! I even have my Momma wearing them now and she loves them!
I added some lace, gimp, and doilies to the legs and pockets. Then I added some rips and tears that will get better with time.
Now, I need to find some pretty tops to wear with them! And look, they aren’t short shorts like all of the tiny girls wear! With my chunky thighs, they are the perfect length!
Here’s another pair I made.
My oldest really liked these…so that made me happy!
Along with these, I made some other jeans into shorts, but with no added frills. They’ll be good for wearing with some dainty blouses. I also added darts to some blouse shells, making them more flattering. I’m slowly getting there.
One good thing I realized with making the shorts is that I have basically stayed the same size with my jeans for over 15 years! That made my day when I realized this! But it also tells you that I keep clothes for a really looong time, lol.
With having thyroid issues, anyone that deals with it, you know that gaining weight is part of the issue with this disease. So I am happy my weight hasn’t went drastic through the years. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Well, I really need to go clean up my mess from sewing all day yesterday. Thanks for stopping in and I pray you all are having a blessed week!