The week that was...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Last week was not a great week.  Dan came down with a cold the week before, which I had picked up by Sunday night. A week  later, and I am still congested... but feeling a million times better.  This is my 3rd cold of the year and it is leaving me feeling generally run down and tired...

I have woken up to snow on the ground the last two days.  That is terribly depressing.  I think this time last year, we were out doing yard work.

So, being sick has left me a little behind.  While I stupidly did not take any time 'off', I was sewing at a much slower, more sniffley rate.  I did finish up about 5 orders yesterday evening, and will finish up that emerald green set I had mentioned the other day.

I am really itching to sew some new items for Summer, as well as a few things for myself.  We are attending a wedding in May, and I would like to sew myself one of those infinity dresses.  I used to have one of the infinity dresses from American Apparel, and I loved it, I wore it all the time.  This time I would like to make  a long version, with a lace cardigan to wear overtop. I like the infinity dress because it is stretchy, comfortable, and I will wear it over and over.  I love wearing long dresses.  They are so much more comfortable than wearing pants, for me.

Speaking of pants, I had the most frustrating pants-shopping experience yesterday.  My mom and I took an impromptu trip to the nearest mall, which is about 30 mins away.  We were both in need of jeans... I looked all over, and finally ended up at H&M. I was in search of dark, skinny jeans, with a regular rise waist.  I tried on 3 pairs at H&M, a 28", 29" and 30".  The 30/32 was too tight in the hips/thighs.  The 28/30 came no where close to doing up.  The 29/30 fit pretty good, gaped at the waist in the back.  How the heck is that even possible? Especially when I walked into the mall wearing a pair of 29/30's that were falling off me (of a different brand)!? I am so sick of pants. All of the jeans I own are either falling off and need to be belted, or so tight/low waisted that when I sit my butt completely pops out of them. I don't consider myself to have an especially strange body.  I am pretty curvy for a girl of my stature, but nothing extreme... From now on, it's leggings or dresses for this girl.  While the idea of making myself some jeans is appealing, finding the time to do so seems unlikely...


  1. Hope you're feeling better! Nothing like a cold for leaving you feeling wiped out. Love the red and navy colour combo! Glad it's not just me with jeans issues! They either don't even go over my hips or else I have the weird gaping thing at the back of the waistband - who on earth are they designed to fit, lol!

  2. That sailor set is too cute! I'm such a sucker for nautical-vibe things like that.
    I have almost the same problem with jeans. I can fit into them, but it's always either really tight at the thighs or gaping a bit at the waist. I could go around like that but it's just not comfortable, which is why I've pretty much quit jeans since a year and a half ago. It's just too much bother!
    P.S I hope you feel well soon.

  3. Oh my goodness, that red and navy set is divine. I've been too chicken to attempt to sew lingerie, but your new patterns are making me feel brave. Feel better! Sending warm thoughts your way, no more snow! :)

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your sickness. I hope you make some time to sew something for the upcoming wedding. I think that will be your best medicine.

  5. I know exactly what you're feeling trying to find jeans that fit. I always get mad and give up because the ones that will fit over my hips always have a great big gape in the back. Very frustrating indeed! The few times I actually find the "perfect" fit I should just buy the whole lot.

  6. I stopped wearing pants about 5 years ago and have no regrets.
    Those sets you finished are supercute!

  7. I have the same problem! Im now a leggings or dress girl too :)

  8. I have the same problem! I've pretty much given up on jeans at the moment. I have hopes of one day sewing my own pair, but I don't think I'm quite good enough to get something that fits and doesn't look to Becky Home Ecky. One day! Until then, no jeans.

  9. Ugh, so sorry you're sick again! I hope you're able to kick these colds once and for all! I used to have lots of problems fitting into jeans (waist always gaped if it fit through the butt/hips), but I've had good luck with the Levi's Curve ID jeans-- they have four different fits based on ratios of hip-to-butt, so once you figure out what fits you, you can pick the rise (low, moderate, etc.) and the fit (straight, skinny, etc) that you like. This is the first time since I was a kid that I've had jeans that actually fit correctly!

    1. I've been wondering about those jeans! Thank you!!!

  10. I have the same issue and a good pair of jeans is so essential! But I'm a long flowy skirt/dress girl myself. Especially as the weather heats up, I prefer skirts and dresses over any type of pant.


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