Oh, well, the fact that I'm nearing the end of my first trimester might have something to do with it. Hello, Uterus!
So if there are any readers out there who haven't already heard (Kelly? You may be the only one, as I think most of my other regulars are also friends IRL and/or on Facebook ;) ), I am Expecting. Quite unexpectedly, as luck would have it, but excited and blessed nonetheless. Wow, is this going to shake things up around here!
The adventure for the weekend was wardrobe expansion. I've been slowly accumulating pieces here and there, but as I've been scouring mostly thrift store and clearance racks, most of what I've bought has been suitable for summer wear--when I'll be most in need of it. However, I do still have a few cold months to get through and the super cute capris are *not* going to cut it. So I went to Target and spent far too much on some not-terrific black pants for work (seriously, I thought Target's maternity line was supposed to be awesome? Maybe if you love T-shirts and yoga pants. Which I do, but sometimes I like to leave the house. Aherm.) and spent the rest of the weekend "refashioning".
I used this tutorial from Grosgrain to modify the Tuesday pants into some low-belly maternity wear. And other than having to get used to the feeling of wearing my pants this exposingly-low, I am very happy with the results.
|For Mary--and anyone else keeping score at home, this would represent my belly at 13 weeks. ;)|
These, I'm not *as* in love with, but they'll do for the interim. The jeans in question were tight and low-rise to begin with, and as you can see by where the band falls on my back...well, that's not my back. If I ever hope to SIT in these things, I'd better be wearing a really long top. Oh well, not bad for my first try...I sacrificed my least-loved jeans first, for practice. I have another pair awaiting transformation but they have a much higher rise and I'm considering trying for a full belly panel on them. Wish me luck!
And speaking of long tops, I made one of those, too.
|I really need to clean a backdrop area in my house; this dim hallway is not cutting it.|