10/27/15

Then & Now w/ New Look 6067

Over the years I have sewn many o' dresses.  Some have gone to the land of donation, some became house dresses, a few to trashville, some have been refashioned and a few I held on to, just because.  New Look 6067 is one of the held-on-to-just-because dresses.

When I made it Then 2011, I remember it being an easy sew and for the most part got the fit spot on.  However, after wearing it a few times like 3x in the last 3 years, I just wasn't feelin' it.  Therefore, it went to the held-on-just-because-dress box and stayed there.
Fast forward Now 2015, finally realized why I wasn't truly feelin' the love of this dress and a few others.  It was my darn hair ... yes, I have come to learn that my hair was the major culprit (let me not forget that my blurry pics add to it). Now that I think about it, 2011 was the year I needed to do something different hair wise, but was too lazy to take the time to figure it out.   

Went through 2012, trying a variety of hair styles and it hit me.  I was tired of my hair length, I kept feeling all chewbacca like.. just hairy, dated and just knew I needed something new.  


With less hair, keeping it simple and fresh eyes, I revisited NL 6067 and a few other dresses this year and found I like them so much better now.  

Until then, 
Have a Great Week!

10 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love your post about the hair! Dressing with shorter hair is so much more fun. I can't wear dangling earring with my short hair but I can wear bold necklaces. I also don't care for collars, I'm thinking it's my short hair. I'm about to go even shorter, I loved it like that way back when so why not do it again. Great post and you look lovely in your dress!

Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

Thank you Bonnie ! I love post earrings, mainly because I haven't mastered wearing dangling ones.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous dress and pretty hair. The short definitely is becoming.

Sheila said...

Thank you Andrea !

garnet128 said...

Chewbacca...too funny...but can defiantly relate. Your dress looked great then and now.

Anonymous said...

And you look beautiful! Younger, too. And the dress is lovely.

Mindy

Aminat said...

I know even a little tweak to our hair makes lots of difference. You look so polished and beautiful .

Sheila said...

Thank you Mindy !

Sheila said...

Thank you Amina !

Sheila said...

Thank you Garnet128. When I first cut my hair, I was constantly asked why did I do it? Response... tired of looking like chewbacca...lol.