A new world full of jeans that fit. What a dream. Well, the dream has come to my home. Thanks to this tutorial from Freshly Picked (yep, the same wonderful blogger who supplied me with the elastic waist skirt tutorial.) I had several pairs of jeans that just did not fit. I had been fortunate enough to lose weight after Amelia turned one (yep, it takes me that long to lose all my baby weight. yep, I know that I am lucky to lose all my baby weight.) A couple of jeans had been on the big size before pregnancy #2 and one I had bought about 5 months after A was born. Well, the ones that were already big were really too big. Finally on Tuesday, as I was taking S to school in the biggest of the big, I had had enough. I mean, I was showing everything. I came home, put A to bed and started ripping the seams. An hour and a half later, I had jeans that I could wear without being embarrassed. It was amazing. It was the first time in a long while that I HAD to show someone what I had done.
Two pairs and several days later, I have realized that this is why I learned to sew. The joy that comes with being able to produce something tangible is so wonderful. Yay sewing!! It doesn't hurt that this is the first time that I got a real financial benefit from it. Jeans are expensive. The time it takes to find jeans that really fit is also a cost. With this tutorial, I saved both. Honestly, it took a lot of time and flashing to get to the point of trying this tutorial. I am not fearless, but I am happy!
I wish I would have taken before pictures, but I was too intent on the results. So, here they are: