Well let's not talk about it. With my thoughts starting to dream of warmer weather I found this cute romper and started looking for a vintage pattern that was similar. It even feels as though I could draft something like this from the bodice of another pattern. But the big question is:
It is just so adorable. One of the things I dislike most about aging is that cute and adorable things like this are no longer deemed wearable for those over a certain age. I sometimes hate the idea of having to 'look my age' and yet I remember a women in the town I grew up in that always wore the latest fashion even when she was in her 80's. It was not always becoming seeing her in leggings and high heels with a leopard print sweater and huge hoop earrings. I definitely don't want to be one of those ladies, but on certain days I still feel young enough to put a flower in my hair and feel sixteen again.
What are the rules? Many vintage patterns seem to have been created for the younger women. Rarely (never) do you see gray haired ladies modeling the pattern. They are always young and hip, cute and slender. Don't you think that older women sewed their own clothes too? Where were their styles coming from? Maybe the pattern makers thought that older women had more money and did not need to sew their own clothes, but rather bought them at department or women's specialty shops.
I would love to know if you have ever seen a pattern with the depiction of an older more mature women on the front.