lookie what i made!

Monday, June 21, 2010 |
back story....
you see, back when i was on effexor (we called it e-FIX-her because it is a fantastic drug) for anexiety/depression, i got myself the cutest tunic. i love it so much and i looked really good in it because of effexor. (effexor has a nice little side effect that will cure anyones depression...you drop weight! fast and alot of it!)
im in no way fat now, but lets just say i doubt i will be back down to 122 lbs anytime soon. so sad. i really want to wear it. so it sits in a bucket full of way way too small clothes.
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last weekend i found simplicity 2696 online (sooo much easier than looking thru those HUGE books at the fabric store with kids asking if they can leave now!).it was on sale for $1.99 at joannes and then i found this great blue fabric ($5.99+60% off!).
it claims to be an 'easy' pattern, and i bet it is if you dont have kids who need you for everything love you to peices. but it only took 1 morning to make, so i guess that isnt too bad.

here is me wearing it as a cover up for the pool. id say for the shore, but we are in utah and there isnt one.
(btw-i love my new swimsuit! but you wont see a photo of me in that here!)
modeling it as if im taking an evening walk around the neighborhood with the hubby and kids. these are my new capris i scored at kohls. if you dont have a kohls nearby, i feel sorry for you.

you cant see these in the photo, but i have these colorful bracelets on. i love wearing them in the summer! (also for kohls. i should get paid for this endorsement!)
final photo, me and shopping/hanging mode.
i just got those bright yellow ball-y bracelets at jc pennys and i adore them!
so there you go!  my very first shirt! mrs lane would be so freaking proud!
and remember that fabric-you will see it again soon! (like tomorrow-another project!)
oh, and i really like my legs right now! they are looking wonderful! i have to blame going to jazzercise 5 times a week for those!

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27 comments:

Lanie Ree said...

Wow, nice job! And I'm totally sympathizing with you- last year I was 122 lbs, too. And I bought tons of cute clothes. Now I'm 140, and they just will not fit. I think I need to start looking at pattern online.

Also, I love your bright bracelets for summer! So fun.

Staci said...

I'm jealous that Effexor allowed you to drop weight! I also love the stuff, but it's helped me gain. gain. gain.

Chris said...

What a hot mama! I can't remember when I was ever 122 lbs...oh well. I like my chocolate too much.

Katie said...

Ah the days to be 122 again. The memories...Love the shirt.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great tunic! It looks like you could get a lot of looks from that one piece.

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A 2 Z said...

Hi,

Love the look of the tunic. I could use one in every size. I'm a new follower from Alphabe-Thursday. :D

Anne-Marie

Thrifted Treasure said...

Wow great job!! I am terrified of doing Pay It Forward for you, you're so good at making stuff anything I make will be dire in comparison!!!

My name is PJ. said...

122....I'm sorry, is that a weight? I've never heard of such a thing! I thought 122 was an IQ!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The tunic looks so comfortable. What a find.

JHill said...

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craftedbymama said...

this turned out great! I have a secret confession...I like making things for my self as much as I do the kids now!
amy

Andrea said...

Love the tunic. My favorite color too! I have a pattern for one, but haven't tried it yet. I need to do some sewing for myself! Stopped by from Jenny's!

Jenny said...

What a fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "W".

Girl, not only can you sew but you can ACCESSORIZE? Geez. Green with envy here.

I'm glad you said that about Jazzercise. I used to love that. I need to find out if there are classes close to me...I want legs that look like that, too!

Thanks for linking up!

It was wonderful to see you here!

A+

laterg8r said...

so cool that you have the talent to make your own clothes :D

Kim said...

You are just so cute, Miss thrifty :). You found a great color of fabric, too. (I've found Simplicity are the worst for directions--go figure.)

Brenda said...

You did a great job. I sew but clothing is not my love. I like crafty sewing, curtains, pillows, quilts.

mbkatc230 said...

The tunic is adorable! I wish I could sew, but after the great home-ec incident of Jefferson Jr. High I'm pretty much banished from the sewing machine lol. Love those yellow bracelets! Kathy

GardenofDaisies said...

The blue tunic looks great on you!!!

mle said...

that's awesome! I'm not brave enough to attempt a shirt yet - still working on straight lines for me : )

Viki said...

What a great tunic. I'm on an anxiety drug but it's done nothing for my weight except make me hungry, ha. Great W post.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your tunic is so cute and so are you. It's a win win!

HollyandGary said...

Love this tunic! It is so quintessentially summery!

Jingle said...

beautiful!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

You did great!
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H said...

I love the blue of the tunic. It is such a rich, vibrant colour. I would wear that anyday :)

Christy said...

Love the tunic - and Kohls! Great post.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is way cute......I love Kohls too....

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