Why hello, Dorothy Zbornak.
Something about the oversized shirt screams Golden Girls to me.
But after I thought I continued to think about this pattern for a week or two, and got over the styling and fabric choices on the pattern cover, I realized that there are really quite a few current styles that you could create with this pattern. For instance, with the addition of a button placket and a ruffle, you could have this cute skirt from Anthropologie.
I might be sort of obsessed with this skirt. I LOOOVE it. Totally do-able, using the pieces from this pattern and a few modifications.
And wide leg pants are sort of everywhere right now - you could totally make these Anthro pants with this pattern, and they would cost a bunch less than $118!
But in the end, what stood out to me most was the tank top pattern. Not because it's exciting - because it isn't. It is a totally classic tank pattern, and even if the rest of the pieces in the pattern are hideous, having the tank pattern for your stash makes this pattern worth picking up.
I made this little number.
It's still not perfect (like, I did a TERRIBLE job of binding the arm and neck edges) but I think it is cute and totally wearable - and it all came to be because of a totally 80's Golden Girls style pattern. Don't be afraid to look past terrible floral fabric and outdated styling on pattern covers! You might find a classic, usable pattern inside!
Thanks for having me, Sabra!