CoBloWriMo #30-Sewing Goals

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  1. Sewing goals? Hmm…not so much goals as dreams. That dragon hoodie, for instance. Gods, I’d love that one. I want a whole me-made wartdrobe, with clothes that fit and flatter. I’d also love to be 1/3 less than I am, and I struggle with bothering to make the effort of carefully constructing garments that fit this oversized body. I clearly have some work to do in that regard! Maybe a wraparound dress, that will fit even a shrinking body? Because I really do need to become lighter, I imagine it would be of help for my struggling legs.

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    1. Most of us ‘need ‘to become lighter. I’ve stopped bothering. For a couple of years before the final death of my first marriage, I worked out at the local gym, and swam a lot. I lost loads of inches, but not an ounce in weight.
      Once I found Dawn, and happiness, I stopped bothering- time at the gym was always about escaping from the house, I never actually enjoyed it. The inches [and undoubtedly pounds] have crept back, so I just make bigger clothes. There is a point beyond which I’m not prepared to increase though, so let’s see what happens!
      As for scales, we threw ours out years ago, too stressful!

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      1. Well, my hubby do love me just the way I am, something I am very happy about. It’s just that with this weight, I’m too heavy for him to carry, and he doesn’t manage to hold me if I suddenly fall, and there is a real chance of increasing need for support even though I do all kinds of stuff to stop it happening. I have MS, and I honestly don’t now how many more years I’ll be able to move around on my own two legs. I don’t want to break the backs of my family just because I weigh too much. It’s a complete meh sitiation.

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      2. Thanks! Love Dawn’s rather succinct way with words. 😁 I was hoping a change in microbiome would help, but not yet. Otoh, it’s only been a month – and this was not the reason I did it. (If you’re interested, it’s my most recent post)

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  2. That leather is gorgeous! I’d probably make a satchel of some sort, just so I could carry it every day.

    I’m going to learn to make shirts, by gum. And I’m going to stop wearing so much black. Yeah, it might be slimming, but a) it’s a terrible colour on me, and b) I don’t think looking slim is something I care all that much about any more. Hooray for getting older and more comfortable in my skin! I want to wear pinstripes, and tweeds, and deep rich velvets…

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    1. I find that bright colours, busy patterns and more drapey clothes are the way forward. Black is ‘slimming’ only if you’re already pretty small I think. Larger lumps blur with colour and pattern, and they make you happy too! Pinstriped velvet tweed could be a new trend…

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  3. Oh, and maybe you could buy some old leather jackets or skirts from an op shop, and hack them up (maybe make a vest?). That would be a low stakes way to get comfortable working with leather.

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  4. Welt pockets are less scary than bound buttonholes to me 🙂

    My goal is to get to the point where I don’t have to think about what to wear in the morning: my wardrobe will be stuffed full of comfortable and stylish things with big pockets. Sewing my own clothes had got me most of the way there at one point but pregnancy and then having a baby to look after put a major spanner in the works as now everything has to be baby friendly too. That Lynn Mizono Vogue dress with the drawstring is genius, he’ll play with the cord for ages. I must must must make another.

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  5. Great post. That leather is absolutely stunning and I am in love with your drool-worthy tailoring inspiration. I am going to set myself a goal of actually sewing up a work-appropriate wardrobe so that I look less like a bag lady in my (fairly) corporate job and also to sew up a wardrobe of completely inappropruiate clothes that some bloody column somewhere would tell me that I am now too old, or too fat, to wear. I have a hummungeous stash and no money so it needs to be done. I have already started on a shirtdress and actually sewed a toile! I would love to sew a coat. Xx

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