One of my other goals for this year might seem a little odd to some people.
I want to stop wearing pants.
It won't be toooo much of a stretch for me really. I have always had real difficulty buying pants that suited my body, it seems like they are always too long in the crotch, too big in the waist and too small in the thighs. Often they're too long, or too short, or they show off the fantastic dimpled effect of my thighs entirely too much. But it has never occured to me before to just stop trying entirely, so I have nearly always had one pair of jeans and at least one, usually entirely unflattering, pair of black pants that I insist on trying to make work.
A few months ago I was invited to add some of my photos to THIS group and after noseying through some of the other pictures I left feeling rather inspired. While I realise that the base of true modest dressing is the church and religion and I don't often see eye to eye, I can definitely appreciate some of their thoughts on feminine dress.
Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with other people wearing pants (although I do cringe a little at young girls wearing shorts smaller than my undies). And you'll not catch me in any floor length, floral tent type dresses (ala big love), or swimwear that covers all but my hands and feet (oh and I'll still be wearing trackpants to the gym! ) but this year will be the year of the skirt for me.
I have been altering vintage skirts to fit me, and also cutting up vintage dresses and buying skirts at the op shops. I have a tonne of dresses waiting to be worn when I lose the remainder of my pregnancy weight (and am not breastfeeding so often!).
(One thing I really do need though is nice, relatively plain, tops to wear with my skirts. Can anyone reccommend a pattern I could use to make some? Or has anyone bought any nice tops lately? )