Right as I sat down at the computer to write this, Laceflower commented on yesterday's post:
"You don't need WW meetings, you have us cheering you on."
And d'ya know what? She's EXACTLY right. I have never met any of you in person, but you have no idea how much I appreciate and gain strength from your support in comments and emails. Being able to share and know someone is out there paying attention is amazing. I'll also let you in on a little secret — one of my goals for 2012 is to travel to NYC for a fabric-buying trip and/or to another location for one of the sewing get-togethers (if I'm actually still welcome to any PR events, long story for another time!). Since I'm not embarrassed by how I look anymore, I'm looking forward to getting out and about! So watch out cuz I'm gonna be meeting some of you soon! ;-)
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Before getting into the shower, I had another try-on session in front of the huge mirror in my bedroom. I even set up the camera on the tripod so my pics would be nice and clear. And guess what? Every single photo is dark and all of the jeans — whether brown, purple, green, or blue — look exactly the same! Arggggh. So, my apologies but you'll have to use your imagination on some of these pics. Hey, at least my new cheapie Walmart PJs didn't shrink up in the wash. You'll be seeing those in nearly every pic. ;-)
Here we go …
These are green, and one of my favorites. I made them in 2006 and the last time they fit was probably in 2007.
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The "Turkey Pants" from 2008. Too big now. Yay!
|(which reminds me, I need to dig out that jacket too)|
Brown jeans I made in 2008, which never fit again after I washed them a few more times. They fit now. One leg is cuffed up because I'm thinking of shortening them to capris, since they should be too big by the time it's winter here.
And for laughs, "Mom Jeans" (khakis) from who knows when. The are RTW and I have never worn them. I don't know why I still have them, except maybe to crack myself up when I pull them out. Technically they fit, but look at those front saddlesbags that I don't even really have.
More green jeans. From 2004 on the right. On the left, how they don't fit currently. These will be my next benchmark.
|(I still have that twinset too - I have a BIG closet!)|
I'm starting a box for all the too-big stuff. I'm not quite ready to toss or donate yet because I want to try on later for reference and the fat girl in me says keep 'em around just in case. Once the skinny girl appears and takes over, the box and its contents will go. So, yeah, I'll be moving a big box of trash.
Parting Shot: Recent fabric purchases from Fabric Mart, Fabric.com, and Gorgeous Fabrics. One fabric not shown is a brown ITY knit with white polka-dots from the Fabric Mart order that arrived yesterday. I'm going to be using that next to make another casual summer dress. I'm also a little miffed that (1) right after I bought the prints from Fabric Mart, they went on sale the next day; (2) they are now half price from that at Fabric.com, not counting the 15% off coupon and free shipping; and (3) these still aren't the greatest rayon knits (I really miss Lucy's Fabrics). Oh well.The solid turquoise is for a top for my sister. Unless I change my mind. ;-)
|This isn't even everything.|
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Oh, and I don't want to jinx things, but I heard from one of my "headhunters" today about a possible interview this week. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Well, UNcross them first to leave me lots of comments. ::wink::