Saturday, August 7, 2010

Most Things Really Are Black and White

This seems to be the case in my closet. Last week I made the black/white maxi dress this week I finally cut the pique black/white fabric which had me wallowing in the valley of indecision.

I was inspired by Trina's black and white peplum top and then I remembered I had this pattern, circa 1988. I remember making this way back then in a loud red floral, I loved it. I really like old patterns the instructions and paper quality was a lot better.

I made view E the last one on the left, I added side pockets to the skirt. Believe it or not I didn't line it, the pique has a very good weight to it and at my age I have the appropriate undergarments so why not wear them.
The only thing that's left to do is add the buttons. I like the ones on the left but I only have two and I need at least three so that means I'll either use the ones on the right or go to the store, my money is on the ones on the right.

Tonight me and my GS will be attending this free outdoor jazz concert, we usually go every year but last year it was the same weekend as Macy's Music Fest so we missed it. They always have excellent musicians, we both really enjoy it and did I mention it's FREE.
Next weekend is the Midwest Black Family Reunion which I haven't attended in years but this year Rose Royce will be performing Saturday night and Sunday Regina Bell, I may just have to make my way downtown. Sing it with me; "get your car wash today, fill up and you don't have to pay", love that movie, it's a classic, Richard Pryor was great in it.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Faye Lewis said...

Love your top! I love old patterns too. Enjoy the concert.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I love all things pique!

Michelle said...

That fabric is fantastic, I love it!

Sheila said...

Lovely top and really like the buttons on the left. With all the posts about vintage patterns.. off to wonder the web for a pattern or 2 and try my hand at a vintage pattern.

Angela said...

Cute top! I love the black and white print!

West Coast Boomer said...

There is something so CRISP about black and white, especially during this long hot summer. You looked great in it! and the concert sounded pretty wonderful.

Kathy said...

Great top!! Love it. I really like that fabric. I especially like the back of it.