Fab Collab: Fab in Plaid at Sixty-Plus

All of our closets contain stories. So many pieces carry memories. Which ones mean the most to you and why?

The Fab Collab I’m doing this week with the beautiful ladies of JTouchofStyle.com is all about those memories, centered on a classic fall pattern: plaid.

On Monday, I shared stories about a special skirt my mom wore as a girl and a dress I wore in college that popped up in more than one photo from that time. Then I showed how I style plaid today with a look I call Rocker Geek.

Next, Jodie shared sweet memories of time with her grandpa and showcased a feminine plaid that hints back to the dress she wore as a girl. To read more, click here.

Today, Nancy shares memories of what it was like to try to make clothes for a petite body when patterns didn’t come in petite. For her modern look, she styles a pair of plaid shoes with pink and gray.

Below is an excerpt from her blog. To read more, click here.

For your convenience, I’ll be linking all of Jodie’s posts from my blog here, but I recommend heading over to Jodie’s blog and subscribing so as not to miss out on a moment of the fun.


Here is Nancy’s story about the photo from the past. The picture is the one we all have in our collection in our basements. It’s taken showing the entire first grade class and teacher. And Nancy tells me this was her first year of teaching here in Colorado. In her words:

I have never been a successful DIY person and that includes my attempt at sewing my own clothes. My mother and I went through a period of time, when I was living at home my first semester of teaching, of trying to make clothes for me.  One problem was that we neither one had a very good eye for how certain material would look when it was sewn into an outfit.  The other problem was that almost every outfit had to be altered as my shape was just not the same as any size in the patterns. No patterns I knew of came in petites!!  The altering of so many of the outfits was our biggest challenge.   One of our attempts is the plaid vest I am wearing in this picture.  It was very simple and unfitted, thus, it was one of the few wearable successes.

To read more, head over to Jodie’s blog!

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