Five black tank tops! I had five black tank tops! BK came over and I modeled my wardrobe for her. Some of my favorites ended up in the discard pile, too big or unflattering, victims of my unwillingness to invest the time and energy to completely remake them. Even if they no longer serve me I have a hard time letting go of things. The alterations pile was plenty deep, fortunately most of it was quickly dispatched. Elastic was replaced in one pair of pants and three skirts,while another pair of pants and a dress were combined to make a skirt, several tops received either shoulder darts or seaming up the back. The waistband of pair of dress shorts was taken in too. The last time I wore the shorts, the weight of my house keys, cellphone, and overladen change purse combined to drag the pants lower on my body than I was comfortable with. When I discovered that I could pull them off without unzipping them I knew something had to be done.
While I was at it, I added new elastic to six pairs of Husband’s boxers. Heat and humidity seem to be the natural enemies of elastic, NOB by the time the elastic is shot the item is old and worn, not so in Yucatan! I bought a 100 meter roll of half inch elastic a couple of years back and it was a good investment. I am mulling over whether to buy some other widths in similar quantities. Unless I start sewing again in earnest it doesn’t seem like a great idea.
Clearing out the closet has shown me that there are definite holes in my wardrobe, I won’t burden you with those details. A few days of furious sewing will take care of that lack, or I can have a seamstress make them up. I love having that option, being able to have someone else sew for me. It frees me up for other things.
Among those other things, I have been working on a book about food and it’s role in good health. I’m very excited about it, food is something that I am passionate about. So please forgive me if my blog posts are a bit sporadic these days, I am not falling off the face of the earth.