McCall 5575 Revisited
Posted 29 June, 08on:
Despite several assurances to the contrary, I could not help but think that this top screams “maternity” every time I wear it. The fabric is super soft, love the color, and love the neckline. Enter the seam ripper. I removed one of the three tucks on each side. It is better, but still not great.
The empire waist and trapeze dresses are all the rage right now. They look adorable on lithe teens and twenty-somethings. Perhaps it is because they have never actually worn maternity wear. I am drawn to this style because it means I don’t have to hold my stomach in all. the. time.
I am not sure why this style feels/looks so maternity on me. It could just be flashbacks to the many months I spent in maternity clothes. I gained LOTS of weight so I needed tents, not cute little tops like this one. Anyway, it might also be due to a somewhat sway back. I never really knew I was sway back, but the physical therapist says I am. He said it might be something that has developed from so many years of hobbling along with a bad knee. Ignoring a knee injury for years changes one’s gait and posture.
In the future, I need to approach this style with caution. It always looks better in the catalog than it does on me. However, I do love the neckline. I need to morph it into a Ottobre pattern, then all will be right in the world.