With her sharply cut fringe and penchant for Doc Marten boots, Jean Woods is no one's idea of a frail old grandmother - and the glamorous septuagenarian says she has absolutely no intention of changing. 'I have always been interested in fashion, but more so as I have got older,' explains Jean. 'I like to dress as I want to dress. When I put something on, I don't think "will anybody think I look good?" I just decide in my own mind whether I look good - I don't really care about other people.'
The easiest way to add an elastic waist. DON'T follow her advice to zigzag through the center of the elastic. Do a wide zigzag that goes over either edge of the elastic, forming a casing AROUND the elastic for the fabric to gather and lay properly.
Louise Tulle Skirt from @BHLDN Is this the kind of gray you had in mind? It's called hydrangea and you can order free sample swatches from BHLDN. Also what do you think about doing a gray skirt and then incorporating whatever bodice you think best fits your color scheme - I remember you mentioned wanting to have gray and yellow