Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cruise Clothes Line Part 1

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!

8 comments:

Becky said...

Cute pants! They look adorable.

It would be fun to have a party for Preston on the trip. We are leaving on the day I was actually due with Preston. Kind of funny.

Tami said...

Nice! So talented! I couldn't sew if my life depended on it!

Summer Lewis said...

You brave woman! You made pants. I haven't made pants since high school coause I hate doing zippers. (I suck it up for skirts cause everything else about them is easy). Stuff looks awesome, way to go!

Megan said...

I think my very favorite is that blue top--I just LOVE peasant tops, especially if they 1) are blue and 2) look tropical!

I have a small pile of cruise clothes all set aside--here's hoping I'll still FIT into them by the end of the month!!!

clutchmonkey said...

Just a couple of hawaiian muu-muus and you'll be good to go sis :) hee hee...i know how you feel about the weight thing, but again, in our family, you won't lose it until you stop nursing! Unfortunately that's how our bodies work. Baby James is getting all those yummy nutrients so don't give it up! Lucky you going on a trip! And the last blouse is adorable, tres Sarah.

linda said...

I am so impressed! You have been a very busy girl, and you have great things to show for it. Make sure that you pack some long-sleeved items for cooler nights. Last year I was surprised how much cooler it was than I expected it to be.

Don't worry about how you look; the cruises that I have been on have only made me feel better about myself. Most of the people are older, with fat, saggy, baggy, wrinkly bodies that they are not afraid to exhibit in shorts, bathing suits, or whatever attire their activities demand. It is liberating to be around people who are so past being concerned about how they look to others.

Sarah said...

I am so impressed! Good job.

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