… Then Thursday Must Be Jeans Try-On Night
But first, here's what I wore today, now a little frumpled after work all day and dinner out with Alex and his best friend. I forgot about this twinset until I was digging in my closet last night and am so glad I found it. I love me some lime green. ;-) I also love this necklace and even had a compliment on it today, but by the end of the day, it is OMG-HEAVY. I couldn't wait to take it off after this photo session.
(My photography skills are even more lacking tonight as I managed to cut off my feet/shoes in every pic because I set the tripod a hair too close. Grrr.)
Let the jeans try-on session begin …
Self-made burgundy bootcuts from 2004. I tried them on with platform sandals and boy did my legs look long. Unfortunately, with my crap camera skills you'll have to trust me on that.
These are the beltloop-less self-made jeans I mentioned last week, and the outfit I thought I was wearing tomorrow until I saw this pic. They are just too big and add 10+ lbs to me. No, thank you, I just lost that 10 and don't want it back again.
These RTW jeans look better so I may be wearing them tomorrow instead. Or chickening out on jeans again and wearing a dress.
Another for the clown pants pile. These were too tight 6 months ago. Amazing.
These are the green "progress" jeans. The ones I tried on and photographed being way too tight in the next pic below, which was back in June. This pic is tonight. They fit, and are even getting too loose. And, no, they are not favorites anymore. They are too skinny in the calves and not flattering.
It's really hard to believe these are the same jeans as above but they are.
Parting Rant: My BMV order arrived yesterday. I broke my promise to myself and ordered yet another Butterick/Crawford pattern (Butterick 5574) because I want to try this skirt. (Carolyn — recognize anything sticking out in the upper right corner??)
And again, I'm really PO'd at this pattern line, especially the instruction sheet.
As usual with this line, there are no illustrations of the pattern pieces. Uh, hello, Butterick? I *NEED* those drawings. It's what I look at first to see how it all goes together. I don't want to have to read ALL of the construction steps just to see what I'm dealing with. That may or may not come later, depending on what the pattern pieces tell me. I like the puzzle of figuring it out for myself.
But what also ticks me off are the lumpy-slouchy-woman-with-a-serious-wedgie drawings. It's irrelevant if my body really does look like that. I don't want to be reminded of it. Do you? I sew and wear clothes to camouflage and conceal my lumps. And, to me these drawings speak VOLUMES about what CC *really* thinks about plus-sized bodies. I've seen many drawings and paintings of larger and curvy woman who looked beautiful, as we all are. Not slouchy and depressed like these pattern drawings. But what's almost just as bad is that I bought the size range for this pattern that is NOT plus-sized. The sizes start at 2 in this range. And yet all of the fitting "advice" is aimed at the other envelope and assumes much bigger bodies. WTF? What size 2 has arms like the drawing on the left? If I had never been or sewn plus-sized, I wouldn't understand any of that at all.
I swear, with all of you as my witnesses, if this skirt doesn't work without major alterations, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER BUTTERICK/CONNIE CRAWFORD PATTERN AGAIN. And this time, I really, really, really mean it. Really.
To leave you on a happier note, these will be arriving tomorrow. I so love having paychecks again, and a reason to dress up. And brown shoes.