None of the dresses I have sewn myself fit right anymore. Yikes!
That’s the thing about sewing for myself. I make everything so fitted that if I gain just a little weight all my darts and pleats and fit get thrown off. Sure there are seam allowances that I could let out but I don’t want to go there!
A friend has put me on an eating plan. Although I have been working out, the truth is you can work out all you want but if you aren’t eating well it is so easy to consume that 700 calories you just worked off. I call it toddler mom syndrome. You just have a few bites of your kids Happy Meal and next thing you know you have eaten 3/4 of it!
Hopefully I can get things together soon and get back in my dresses with my new eating plan. In the meanwhile I sewed up this top and pants.
The pants are by Lisette and are available from Simplicity 2245. I got it at Joann during their 99 cent Simplicity sale. They reminded me of the Colette Clover pattern which I wanted to try so I bought the pattern. I did end up making this pattern about two sizes smaller than the size recommended for my measurements,14. So keep that in mind before you try this pattern. These pants should be easy to take in.
The top was self drafted and very quick to make. I did make the waistband a little too tight because I was rushing through it.
If you don’t want to sew for yourself because you aren’t at the weight you want to be I would recommend you do it anyway. If you keep your garments unlined they aren’t that difficult to take in. You could also make knit fabric items which withstand weight fluctuations. The mood lift you will get from making yourself something cute is so worth the work of altering the garment later.
Pencil skirts, simple straight pants and simple sheath type dresses are all pretty straightforward to alter.
In” lighter” news we celebrated Gigi’s third birthday on Sunday! We had a simple cake party in the afternoon attended by my dad, my stepmom, my father in law, my mom, the kids, and our favorite next door neighbor. After having a party with 70 people last week for Oliver’s graduation, I needed to keep things low key. Gigi had a great time opening her presents and eating her cake!