… and because I know that you're sick of seeing wallets …
This is me in August 2004 (nice tan, fluffy hair!):
And this is me 10 minutes ago (no tan, air-dry hair). IOW, seven years later. Weird camera angle — I have a peanut head. lol But I look taller in this pic than in the other, right?
I haven't been able to wear this skirt for *years* but I never tossed it because it's a favorite pattern (Burda 8623) and it was one of the very first things I ever coverstitched with my then-new coverstitch machine. You can't see very well in these photos, but there are seams running down the front and I used the CS machine to double-topstitch them, as well as the hem band.
I'm SO glad this fits again, especially since I haven't yet taken in my white denim skirt. Maybe I'll just punt on re-doing it again and make a new white denim skirt from this pattern. If I only had white denim.
The top I'm wearing in the 2nd, today-photo is the CJ wrap top I made a couple of years ago, and to which I had to add sideseam "gussets" to make it fit. It's now big enough that I can remove those (via serger, of course). When I get a round tuit. ;-) For now, I just wear it around the house. I should make another one of these too.
I think I've lost around 40 lbs now. Since I didn't get on a scale at the start, I don't really know. I'm still not eating any processed carbs at all, and my total daily food intake has gone way, way down overall. Most days, I actually have to remind myself to eat because I'm never hungry. That is a completely new experience for me. It must be what naturally skinny people feel like. I really need to force myself to work out more, though. I was again shocked by my arms last night - they're starting to look a little flabby. Not fat-flabby but total-lack-of-muscle-tone-flabby. I wish sewing was a workout. ;-) Note to self: STOP looking at arms at night.
Back to drawing my wallet pattern on the computer …