If the Women of Younger Were Home Sewers

Who’s excited for the new season of Younger?!?! Did you know that the costume designer for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, Patricia Field, is also a costume consultant for Younger? Well, in honor of the new season and the spectacular fashion, I’m going to pretend each character is a home sewer and figure out what patterns they’d sew!

Let’s begin with Liza! Liza’s past was not easy. First, her husband gambled away all their money, then she had to reinvent herself in order to pay for her daughter’s college education… You know the story. As a result, it’s very possible that Liza needed to whip up an affordable outfit from time to time in order to keep up with her New Jersey housewife lifestyle. Her knack for mixing and matching pieces sure makes me think she does a lot of thrift shopping as well. And, with thrifting often comes adding your own personal touch! Instead of picking up another feminine printed sundress with a belted waist, Liza should opt for M7381 paired with this comfy tried-and-true cardigan pattern B6251.

While we often see Kelsey hitting up bars and flirting with men who are usually off-limits, she also knows how to work her butt off. Plus, as the new boss in town, Kelsey needs to continue to step up her fashion game. That’s why I suspect this style icon would make time for sewing. She certainly has some unique outfit choices (note the enormous flower in the center pic above), and I’m pretty sure her exaggerated shoulders won’t be going anywhere this season. She just loves wearing these ’80s-inspired outfits, and they actually work for her! For a similar look, she should definitely sew Zandra Rhodes’ V1518.

Diana doesn’t just take things as they come. She lives a glamorous lifestyle and most-likely lives by the motto “go big or go home.” Just look at her apartment! Also, who else would pick out those gigantic necklaces? There’s simply no doubt that Diana has a creative side. Even if she doesn’t sew her own clothes, she would definitely get them custom-made to her exact specifications. After all, she needs to wear the most lavish fabrics (check out that brocade blazer above!) and would never settle for off-the-rack. I mean, come on! That’s why Vogue Patterns would be her favorite pattern brand of all time, especially V9339.

When I think of Maggie, I see a woman sipping a martini while lounging around in a loosey-goosey silk robe. She is a strong, free-spirited woman who is super artistic, but I honestly can’t imagine her taking time to tediously hem a chiffon top in her spare time. Can you? While this loose-fitting boho-style Kwik Sew pattern K4176 would fit right into Maggie’s wardrobe, something tells me she’d rather spend her free time helping her friends conquer the world than sit down at a sewing machine.

Whose fashion on the show do you identify with the most? Do you have any other pattern suggestions for these fab women?

For more character/pattern pairings, check out these posts for Scandal, Girls, and Downton Abbey!

2 comments
  1. Thanks for this article! I love the TV show Younger!

    1. Our pleasure. So glad you liked it!

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