Because I liked the embroidery on the bottom and didn't want to cut it off so I put a seam in the middle of the skirt. I wanted to take off about four inches so I brought up the bottom 2" and brought down the top 2" and sewed along that line. Then I cut off the extra.
As far as the blouse, I stitched along the seam where the sleeve and shoulder meet. The arm hole. That brought the shoulder up to my shoulder where it belongs. Then I took in the sides quite a bit. Then I decided I really didn't like the long sleeves so I cut them off and hemmed them.
Okay, my question is: Does this outfit make me look like an old lady? I mean I AM an old lady but I don't want to LOOK like an old lady. I'm 54, seven months from being a "senior citizen" where I can get all those wonderful discounts at restaurants and stuff. So this is where you have to be honest with me. I NEED to know the truth. This cost a total of $2 so if you tell me it's an old lady outfit, I won't get any heartburn if I have to get rid of it. Anyone?
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