I'll do round up blog posts.
I always enjoyed participating in Me Made May or Self-stitched September, but last year it all went wrong...I ran out of time for photos, energy for posting, I deleted my flickr account for a few different reasons....so this year I was hesitant to sign up.The last few months I have had found it harder and harder to feel happy in the clothes I put on each day. This is a mixture of dissatisfaction with myself and with the clothes. I put on weight last year (I just ate so, so, so much cake and chocolate) and now things don't fit or in my eyes they don't hang right, they look wrong. I have started to lose the weight a little. I don't have a pair of scales but just go on how things fit and as I have been measuring myself for sewing I am aware of my waist and hip measurements.
The big tipping point came for me in a cringeworthy moment last November. I had gone with RG to a playgroup and was drinking my coffee when a woman I know vaguely came up to me, patted, yes, patted, my stomach and said "I see you're having another baby" eeekk..." No, I just ate a lot of cake" was my reply. I think she was very embarrassed. I was mortified. I can laugh about it now but at the time I wanted a hole to open up in the floor so I could disappear.
Anyways, I hope MMM will help me fall back in love or at least like with my clothes. I used to love getting dressed, thinking of outfits...I'll happily admit to being clothes obsessed. I used to love the little details, such as buttons and trimmings. I used to love putting colours together so they sing. These little insignificant things made the everyday more fun. I am hoping to get some of this happiness back.