Butterick 5221

Before I can get started on sewing some core pieces, I decided to sew these pants that I already had cut out.

I made them in a lightweight denim that I treated myself to from Gorgeous Fabrics last year. As I’ve stated before, I have had a problem making pants since my weight gain and was determined to keep trying.  I chose the size based on my hip measurement (which was a shocker and I will not share it) and would adjust the waist later if it turned out to be too big.  Well, fortunately, I seem to gain wait all over proportionately, because the hips fit as well as the waist. I was too excited.  Sorry for the crappy picture, but here it is:

I really like wide legged pants and although they make me look huge in this picture, I’m really happy with the way they turned out.  On to more sewing.

On The Sewing Front…

Yes, I completed a garment. Yes, it was the easiest top in the world. Yes, it took me a couple months to do it – my mojo disappears as fast as it arrives. No, it doesn’t look good on me – yet. It might when I lose a few more pounds.

Vogue 8581 – Very cute. I will make the long sleeve version later on.

Even though my closet of currently wearable clothes is so empty, I had a couple of bins of items that I really loved that I couldn’t wear anymore. It’s especially hard to let go of things that I made with my very own hands, but I’ve gotten rid of some stuff. One of the dresses that was so hard to let go of was this knit dress. The knit was a cheap dollar bin fabric from Hancock’s with not much give. I lined it with tricot. I made it about 7 years ago and have never worn it, but I love it like I gave birth to it. I released it to my friend Camille, and she looks awesome in it:

It fits her perfectly and with her social life, she will get way more wear out of it than I ever will! (Excuse the wrinkles, it has been in that bin for years!)