Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sign me up ladies!

because you can't have a blog post without a photo, this is one of
my canine children, Jasper.

I have been following this blog for awhile now, and that little voice in my head keeps telling me to sign up. I have been telling the little voice to shut the @$#& up, the little voice has been getting louder and more persistent, so in order to quiet one of the voices in my head (kidding) (sort of), I am signing up. This has  been my intention for some time now anyway, only now I am stating this publicly. Prepare to be underwhelmed ladies!

One of the challenges of doing this is that I am exercising and losing weight, and I have been resistant to making clothes that won't fit me forever. I have decided that this is not going to stop me, granted I won't be sewing with high priced quality fabric from Emma One Sock or Marcy Tilton or with Claire Shaeffer patterns etc, but I will make clothes that fit the body I currently inhabit. So there.

16 comments:

  1. This post ROCKS! Welcome to the challenge.... We're cheering you on!

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  2. Woo hoo! And what clothing does fit forever? It wears out or ages or becomes less fashionable, weight changes (in either direction) over time or shifts from one place to another. Your body should look good as it shrinks, not covered by baggy-ass clothing that is too big anyhow. Seems to me that voice has the right idea.

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    1. You are of course exactly right, even if I could wear something "forever", I wouldn't want to. Too boring.

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  3. Glad you decided to join us. I had the same thought as you. I've been really working on eating right and losing weight and was worrying about my clothes not fitting, but, like the wonderful women before me stated..... What clothes fit forever???? Welcome and I am excited to get to know you.

    Natalea

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  4. Congrats Elle! And my fingers are crossed for you! You should absolutely sew for the now!

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  5. Can't wait! Tee hee, I am prepared and ready :D

    Bundana @
    http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I echo your sentiments exactly! I'm taking a class to complete my dress sloper, but in the last two months I've lost 12" from exercise! I already have challenges with fitting because I'm asymmetrical left/right in the upper body (bust mostly) but this is getting kind of ridiculous. I'm going to continue exercising of course, but wonder if I should hold off on the sloper until I stablize a bit more. But oh well, I figure I'll start with elastic waist things and if I do anything more fitted I'll leave larger seam allowances. Hope we can keep each other motivated in the weight loss and sewing!

    Rosa

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  7. I echo your sentiments exactly! I'm taking a class to complete my dress sloper, but in the last two months I've lost 12" from exercise! I already have challenges with fitting because I'm asymmetrical left/right in the upper body (bust mostly) but this is getting kind of ridiculous. I'm going to continue exercising of course, but wonder if I should hold off on the sloper until I stablize a bit more. But oh well, I figure I'll start with elastic waist things and if I do anything more fitted I'll leave larger seam allowances. Hope we can keep each other motivated in the weight loss and sewing!

    Rosa

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  8. Thank you everyone for the kind words, it is much appreciated. <3

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  9. Ooh, this is an exciting challenge!

    With regards to your shrinking figure, I don't think every single thing we sew has to be high-end fabrics or patterns. Mostly because I don't know many of us who lead high-end lives 100% of the time :-D

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  10. Hi Elle, I'm sure yu will enjoy the challenge - I'm in it too, so I thouhght I would pop over, say hi and look at your blog. And I agree with Kat, a lot of what we wear is basic.

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  11. Hi Ellec, I saw your post on Karen's blog asking about GBSB and, yes, there is a link where you can see it. I've posted it here:

    http://www.facebook.com/Gjeometry

    Have fun!

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  12. Hi Elle, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm glad you're enjoying the show. And good luck with your challenge - fantastic!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Loosing weight is a great thing!! Congratulations and keep up the good work. Looking forward to this sewing challenge as well. Happy Sewing!

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  14. Such a cute picture! and I wish you the best os luck with your challenge :)

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