Phew! Is it just me, or is it getting hot up in here..?
Ontario decided to make up for lost time, diving straight from an extended winter - to summer! That's all well and good, except for the accompanying *meltdown* of wardrobe issues.
See, after a long hibernation of sedentary living + comfort baking = this mama bear has grown some 'muffin tops' and other such puffiness around the middle.
The notion of 'shoe-horning' myself into my shorts was getting enraging.
The solution was nonetheless humorous.
"I'll sew a new summer line of clothing!" says I.
(Visions of flowing, loose, Rita MacNeil-in-a-mu-mu, kind of options danced through my mind).
As I wadded the piles of fabric through the sewing machine... my man walks by,
"I'll call that the widow-maker" he says.
And like rams bashing skulls on the discovery channel, we've been hilariously debating what makes *good* summer attire ever since!
My 'loose and flowy' is his idea of a 'boat tarp'.
I just refuse to grease myself with butter to fit into an outfit.
Anyways... here's some of the pieces that I've created lately that we both like (miracle of miracles!):
One yard of fabric. Basic A-line skirt with a zipper at the hip.
I didn't even hem the bottom because
I'm lazy I love the brown/white spots along the lower half...and the white ragged edge to set it off.
Mmmm jersey cotton.
Guess where this skirt came from? Yep, that old sewing fail... I just turned the shirt upside down and cut open the shoulders (removed the lace) and made a funky skirt!
(Yes, life is glamorous here...holding my big boy.. with a creepy Elmo balloon behind us!).
Oooh, and lastly, here's a sweet simple sewing trick to give your belly/hips a break!
Insert thick elastic in the hip/pockets of your shorts/pants... and all those 'too-tight' pants will fit again! (I covered white elastic with brown stretchy jersey cotton for those brown cords).
Now you can keep the thrill of maternity clothing with you forever.
I didn't wear a belt... just so you could get the full impact of this heavenly relief.
I may even go eat some more chocolate to celebrate!
Sew there you have it friends.
Summery solutions and silliness.