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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm Pregnant...

Or not. I whipped a couple of tunics up Thursday morning and the husband absolutely hates them! He says I look pregnant. Who in their right mind is going to think a 55-year-old woman is knocked up?





The blue plaid is made of 100% cotton Homespun and the animal print is made of Charmeuse. I absolutely LOVE them both but the plaid is my favorite. I feel so creative in it. It's like a "poet-shirt" I once had. It feels very "Boho" and "Artsy Fartsy." They are so comfortable.

I lengthened the pattern three inches adding an additional 1" in the center front so the tunic wouldn't hike up in front. It's my "cheater FBA." Each one took less than an hour to sew. I'm wearing the McCalls 6173 leggings. The brown ones are made of Ponte. I made these New Year's day but hadn't worn them because there wasn't enough stretch to cover my backside and plumber's crack is not a look a diva like me would want to wear in public. I added a wedge of fabric at the back waist and now they are perfect.

I've already started my next project. I've just got the Kwik Sew bra pattern 3300. Of course the first one didn't fit but I realized it wouldn't before it was completed and can salvage everything except the cups. Stay tuned for all the details!

19 comments:

  1. I think you look hot! Hehehe... If the husband don't like it, never mind. Just wear it on other times when you are not going out with him. Win-win!

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    1. If he doesn't like them he'll just have to look the other way.

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  2. Husbands! At 44, I've decided that if people think I look pregnant, I'll be flattered. I just can't be bothered worrying about it. There's nothing wrong with being pregnant, anyway.

    You have such height and presence that you pull off these lovely full shirts beautifully. I like them!

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  3. I like them too. And you can belt it for your husband....

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  4. Honey, only a man would think that! We females would know you were doing the Boho Chic thing. These are pretty awesome! Loving both of them on you!

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    1. Carolyn you are so right. Glad you like them.

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  5. You really know how to rock the Boho style!

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  6. These outfits look great on you. Tell your husband you're pregnant with creative ideas. That should shut him up!

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  7. Maternity clothes are very tight these days - to really show off the baby bump. I think the tops look great!

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  8. I think you and your husband would be a hoot to hang out with. I love your conversations!
    Not to scare you, but when I read "I'm Pregnant" I was all ready to say congratulations. You don't look 55 to me and your tops are cute.

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    1. I knew that title would get everyone's attention. My husband and I have a great relationship. He has gotten it into his mind that he is my personal fashion stylist...nothing could be farther from the truth! He's always good for a a quick laugh.

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  9. Here's the thing...you don't look 55!

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  10. The tops are really cute and I agree with Lynn... I would never have guessed you age!

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  11. My husband says that about me in tunics, too! I think your shirts look stylish and so comfy! You look great!

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  12. I think these are really cute in you and there is no pregnancy look going on! Be flattered if someone thinks you could be! I think it is a fashion and time thing. It used to be a maternity top style but not any more. Now when you are pregnant you wear clothes that show off the bump... no tunics for maternity wear now.

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