First up is a quickie pair of pants for him (also seen here). There has been this weird plaid/gingham trend around here lately, so don’t be surprised to see more of this sort of thing showing up.
The fabric is twill from Chez Ami, when they were having one of their fabulous clearance sales and it’s awesome. I have some more (in an even more vivid pattern, yikes!), that I’m looking forward to working with soon. Life gets interesting when you start letting the kids pick their own fabrics!
And a quickie skirt for me, from some wool jersey that I’ve had kicking around for ages now…
I’m still rather rounder then usual (well ok, I guess with all the babies it’s more usual at this point for me to be quite round then not). I am not loving my lack of clothing at the moment, nor the way most things I own fit. I was rather slim (for me anyway) before getting pregnant this time around and in some kind of fit of insanity or something, altered most of my clothes to fit my smaller self.
Like most women, I struggle with the whole body image thing. I want to be healthy and to feel well, but at the same time I also want to accept where ever I’m at in a given time. Posting a full-body picture, by the way, was a step in the direction of trying to be content with where I’m at! There is lots of conditioning to go against here, but I feel like it’s really important, especially now that I am raising a daughter. I’m really sick of storming around trying on various combinations of anything that I think might work, and ending up frustrated and feeling poorly, when all I wanted to do was walk out the door looking presentable. In the interest of being a good role model for my girl (and maybe, just maybe, being a bit more caring to myself), I’ve been trying to pay close attention to what I like, what I’m comfortable in, what I feel good in and little by little, start making myself a couple of things. The goal is to be able to easily get dressed in the morning, glance in the mirror, smile, and get on with my day. I’m not in love with this skirt, but it’s comfy and it fits and it gives me some more options, so it’s a start.