Monday, October 19, 2015

"The Makeover Challenge" (The Remix)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

In my last post I mentioned that I have been in the process of losing some weight. To date I am down 30 pounds and counting. I have about 20 more to go.  In the pursuit of getting my body in shape my closet is dwindling and I decided that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new wardrobe until I reach my goal.  This however is driving me a bit coocoo! I know your probably saying to yourself: " Your a seamstress why don't you just alter your clothes?"  The answer my friends is simple. I didn't like them anymore.  I would lose some weight and the clothes were too big and my attitude was... "like this outfit is sooooo 10 pounds ago"!

I'm not that person anymore so why try and fit something old onto something new.  alterations can be great if its something that you love and want to keep or its a great budget saver solution.  However, I'm reaching for a complete life change and why wait to the finish line to celebrate. Im going to celebrate every pound and look good every step of the way!  

So with that said...I decided that a wardrobe Makeover is in order.  But not an ordinary shopping spree wardrobe do-over. That would be boring and not to mention expensive (and really I'm not all that impressed with what shopping malls have to offer these days).   I am going to try my hand again at something I launched with my last blog "The Latina Monoblog" several years ago.  "The Makeover Challenge", where I will attempt to make a new garment to add to my wardrobe each week.  

This time I'm switching it up. Most of my sewing inspiration comes from my love of vintage and/or dressing up for church.  Its the one place where I take my time to get dressed, put on heels, where lipstick and style my hair.  I always want to look my best.  "My Sunday Best" as the saying goes.  So this makeover challenge is going to be focused on creating a new garment to wear to church each week. Yep. 52 weeks. 52 outfits. 52 Sundays of wearing something fresh. 52 garments to praise God in!  52..... well..... you get the picture!  

So stay tuned! I'm looking forward to sharing this part of my sewing journey with you!