When I started work, I had to update my wardrobe to professional in a hurry--and on a limited budget, but a trip to Goodwill and some careful choices at Kohl's took care of that.
Suddenly it is spring, and I realized I have no professional summer clothes! What to do? I can't wear my capris to work, and I don't want to put a lot of money into clothes when I seriously need to lose weight, because where's the incentive in that?
I know--I'll sew some skirts with adjustable elastic waists--they can go down two sizes before I need to take them in!
I hit Hancock's fabrics on a day with all McCall's patterns $1.99, and stocked up on some really cute patterns. At Walmart I found fabric for $2 and $2.50 a yard for my first skirt and blouse, so I'll have a whole outfit for less than $20.
I picked out blouse patterns with darts and tucks that will also be easy to take in if needed, and I'm thinking of a basic peasant blouse pattern as well. The only thing I forgot is elastic. Luckily Walmart is on the way to work!
My first choices to sew: the blouse on the upper left and the skirt on the lower right.
I'll post pictures when I get the first one done! This is just a teaser! And more patterns to come.
Some other cute ideas: (I didn't buy these patterns!)