With big weight loss comes a wardrobe money crisis--but it doesn't have to be. There's a blog called New Dress a Day, about a girl who takes thrift store horrors and with a few simple sewing moves, turns them into cute clothes, for under a dollar a day. The same techniques could save your own.
Google New Dress a Day and click the blogspot selection for inspiration and because it's fun. See the pictures for how to alter your own clothes or thrift store finds. You might need a sewing machine, but a lot of what Marissa does is by hand or using safety pins strategically.