As some of you know Stephen's parents are taking all their kids, kids-in-law and grandkids on a cruise down the western coast of Mexico( except for Colin he's got school. Good kid, I would have just let my grades suffer and go, but I guess because when I was his age I'd never been out of the country) We fly down to Long Beach, CA on February 27th, and I believe that our cruise departs from L.A. We come back on March 6th. When Stephen's dad first told us about it I was soo excited, and then I had two mental break downs. First, I had no clothes. Well, ok...that's not completely true, because if it was I'd be an exhibitionist everyday. I have a few long sleeved shirts that fit, namely 3 or 4 , about 2 sweaters that fit, and two pairs of pants that fit. (I need to emphasize that fit because... I have a lot of clothes, but none of them fit. Oh, I also have this black hideous peasant skirt that I wear all the time because it's comfortable. I bought it when I was pregnant and wore it everyday, because pants were too hot and uncomfortable. Now it has a tear in it and is soooo faded. What the heck was I going to wear? Especially since money is sooo non-existent right now shopping is out of the Q. Second mental, or should I say emotional, breakdown was over the fact that I'm very insecure about my body right now. I've been exercising for the last month, and haven't seen very many improvements. It's hard to really diet since I'm still pumping (hurray for me it's been 6 and 1/2 months now!), and it's hard to do any strenuous exercise because my scar hurts if I run. (Funny thing, whenever I say that Stephen makes some kind of Harry Potter joke) One improvement is now I can at least slowly jog a couple of laps or so before it does start hurting. How to fix the clothes and self-image problem? I looked to my fabric collection, and realized I have enough fabric here that I have saved up to make a whole weeks worth of clothes. For my birthday I bought a bunch of fabric at Jo-anns; remember how I'd mentioned the clearance being an extra 50% off. Plus, I had some Christmas money from my parents, so I got some more clearance fabric which again had an additional 50% after the holidays. I got some nice stuff. Not to mention I had already had lots of fabric that I've bought in the past meaning to sew but have been to busy with the babe. So if I can sew myself some really cute clothes that solves both problem, because even if I'm insecure about my body, I can still look cute right? Here's what I've done so far:
Now I just have 2 and 1/2 more blouses and two dresses to go. The pictures aren't that great, but when I'm done hemming these and sewing the rest I'll take pictures of me modeling them so....stay tuned!