Since May, I've lost 29ish pounds. It's the thinnest I've been since about 1/3 of the way through my pregnancy with Natasha, and only 10 pounds away from my pre-kids weight. It feels pretty awesome, but it also means that I don't have any clothes that fit. So I've been motivated to try sewing for myself, with some wearable results!
This is the new Liesl & Co. Late Lunch Tunic. It does not fit me quite right, and the pattern itself is, I think, not the best shape for my body type. But I sewed it and I think that is pretty cool. (Also, look - those are skinny jeans. My first ever!)
I sewed this top from a pattern I drafted myself, using a top I already own. That top is the miracle top - it fits across a 20-lb range. I retired it only because it developed a few holes from so much wear. This purple top is made out of a rayon lycra knit and was my first "draft" of the pattern.
I was pleasantly surprised by how this one turned out: the Lisette Traveler Tunic/Simplicity 2246. I want to make another one in a more fun fabric and maybe with a different collar.
I think this is my biggest coup - skinny cords from the Sew Liberated Simple Skinny Jeans pattern. I had to make a bunch of modifications to the pattern to get it to fit me, but even with all of that, it probably took me seven hours from start to finish. I had to let out the legs on the sides, but (yay) I had to take in the waist and hips A LOT. I also had to lengthen the pants about five inches and raise the back yoke so they wouldn't be totally indecent. They work with flats and boots, and after a full day's wear they still stay up! Hopefully they will hold up in the wash too.