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. emoticon 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: emoticon
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    If you can sew, you can always refit your clothes.. undo some seems and readjust. I do that sometimes to new clothes that don't exactly fit right.

    Good for you to be in that situation... It is such a good sign!

    1456 days ago
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    1460 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    emoticon For once it's good to have nothing to wear. During my weight transition I learned that Goodwill is hit and miss but after several visits I had a lot of great clothes for about $3 each. My weight has been stable for a long time and I'm still shopping at Goodwill.
    1460 days ago
    Wow, what a great problem to have!! You must have lost lots of weight! emoticon Hope you can find some great (and cheap!) new clothes emoticon emoticon
    1460 days ago
    fantastic keep it up
    1460 days ago
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