I know I keep banging on about how successful 5:2 has been, but the results have been so great I can’t help but do so.
Of course one of the side effects of losing around 15kg is that my existing clothes rather resembled sacks and I’ve had to buy a bunch of new things (as if I needed an excuse to buy all the pretty dresses).
There has been a gradual cull of too large items as I can bear to part with them and so it was that I made the difficult decision to part with two of my favourites.
I really love these dresses (especially the fabric, and always received compliments from random strangers on the fluro/neon pink when I wore it), but they looked a bit silly being so big and if I’m honest I’m getting on a bit for short baby doll dresses.
I attempted to gift them to Bessie, but she is the same size as me and they swam on her. She was super-keen on the fabrics, so I’m attempting to re-model into skirts (with pockets!). It is the first time I have done such a thing, but it shouldn’t be too difficult (I know, famous last words). I spent some time on the weekend removing the zippers. Will report back.
Of course Don has lost a bunch of weight too – this meant that he could fit back into two pairs of favourite golf pants, but they were too short (the alterations ladies were a little too aggressive with the hemming many years ago). So I’m refashioning them as shorts – which is a little more challenging then one might suppose. I don’t think I’d done this before either. I took the measure 57 times, cut once approach – they’re sitting basted/tacked waiting for me too drag the machine out.
And in other tangentally craftly news, Joan brought me a ball of excellent wool from Iceland from her trip a couple of years ago, I finally decided to give it a crack with a cabled hat. Perfect activity for watching mr robot.
Sadly, about halfway through the band it became evident that it was way, way too big (I’m pretty sure that I haven’t lost weight from my head). There was nothing for it but to unravel and look about for another pattern. I’m having terrible luck with hats recently.
And the less said about my quilt project, the better!