Good morning to all of my sewing tribe out there. This topic has been on my mind a lot lately and since we have discussed so many of the so called ” rules” of how to dress our curves I thought I might offer my thoughts on this subject.
Is there really a “rule” that older women can only be seen in public if we cover our arms? I suspect there are also curvy younger women out there who believe this. I have been one of those women who had strong feelings about this in the past, so I do understand the logic. My younger sister still believes this rule with all her heart. But since this is my new motto, my thinking on this subject has changed.
If we can embrace horizontal stripes, waistbands, miniskirts, and everything else in the world that regular women wear why can’t we embrace the right to bare arms?
Do we really feel that the fashion police will round us all up for exposing this little bit of skin?
Listen I have very chunky arms that waddle when I lift my arms. When I make sleeves I do have to do my BAA (Beefy Arm Adjustment). But I have come to understand that in a room full of people at a wedding, the topic of conversation will not be about my exposed arms or the fact that they waddle! ?
I made that lovely Cashmerette Washington Dress for my son’s upcoming wedding this summer and of course I made it with sleeves. After all, I am the ” mother of the groom” so I felt I might be on display. And the pictures, will be forever. Oh horror that my arms might show!
Since my change of heart I have rethought this option. Don’t get me wrong, I still love this dress. But really, I have a strong funky vibe to my personality and it really seems just a bit sedate! So I have made another dress. This one!
I used a fun border print and I am very happy with the outcome.
It is just a simple T-shirt dress and I love it. This is an outdoor summer wedding and just feels more fun and in line with me. As you can see the arms are still chunky but I think I look perfect in this dress. After it is properly pressed it will be perfect.
Now, what is your opinion? Do you think I am making a mistake? Would you go sleeveless in the summer or expose your arms? Could I change your mind, and get you to rethink your position – because I sure can’t change my sisters mind.