Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Next: BWOF 08/2007 #126 & #127
My current project is BWOF 08/2007 #126 blouse and #127 jeans. This is the first time I've made something from BWOF in the same year it was published! The blouse fabric came from Vogue Fabrics by Mail – a pretty green I call "corn husk". I'm using black denim for the jeans. The blouse will be topstitched in black so that it coordinates with the jeans. I debated contrasting topstitching for the jeans to match the blouse, but (thankfully) I decided against it. When I finish this outfit, I'll have at least 3 pairs of black pants. Obvioiusly, all the SWAP talk has gone right over my head.
I was excited about a BWOF pattern for 5 pocket jeans. It's hard to find jeans that I'm comfortable wearing. In spite of Oprah and the women on What Not To Wear, I like "Mom Jeans". I am a mom, after all – why shouldn't I wear "Mom Jeans"? I really can't see myself (or my belly) in the jeans that younger, thinner women might be wearing. Fashionista fans of BWOF are always praising it for being "fashion forward". My Mom Jeans and I might finally be right in style.