Saturday, February 22, 2014
Hmm...Each day I get up, I have the burden of deciding what am I going to wear today - some days it's easy because I picked it out the night before. But I digress, I picked this topic because I'm shrinking out of my wardrobe - that is a good thing for the most part.
This pretty much describes my pants - way too big at the waist. I even had to go and buy a new belt since I got tired of tieing the extra length of the belt around itself. I even was able to put on and close my mother-in-law's belt which I'd never been able to do - ok so it doesn't look so good yet (too much of the flabby stuff around it) - but it went on - gotta count the accomplishment even with more to lose! I went to the thrift store and bought 2 belts ($0.99 each) so it wasn't too bad on the budget. I made sure I could wear them a good long time. One was leather (can always add a new hole in it) and the other is a braided one so no actual hole as it goes the entire length.
Well let me get back to the burden - the hard part is now that I've shrunk I should have added a budget for new sized clothes and I didn't. I was pointing my lack of clothes out to hubby and he said get the clothes that don't fit out of your closet. I started grabbing shirts (22, 20, 18, 2x, xl) and hanging them on his arm. By the time, we were done - I had 4 shirts left and 3 of those should have went too....I did find 1 shirt that is a large and tried it on - it fit!!!!!!!! I've never had it on as it was a hand me down from Gram I'm assuming but it had a huge stain on it so I still couldn't wear it today - it's soaking now.
Now the problem is how to tackle shrinking my clothes until I can afford a new wardrobe (yes it'll be thrift store for awhile since I can't see myself paying full price for something I'll shrink out of)- it may be a trip to the fabric store for advice since I'm not sure how to resize/shrink clothes. I have some ideas but not sure:
-- sew elastic in waistband of the pants
-- add belt to back of shirts with a tie
--possible add tucks in pants
like I said not sure.
I did have to go buy a new bra a few weeks ago as I shrunk out of it. I also dug out the smaller size underwear. I've shrunk thru the clothes in my closets and what I have left I haven't shrunk the right way as the clothes don't seem to fit correctly. Yes I've shrunk the right way but not the way the clothes think I should have. Hips are big but that's been an issue in mom's family for generations - dad's side has the huge bust area so I'm built well. Guess I need to tone a few areas too.
On the upside, this issue of clothes is well worth the struggle now as I'm healthier and feel a whole lot better. I will be the right size me that feels good in her skin. I can picture it now: