A couple of reasons for this. First, we've acquired two big, rambunctious dogs; their crates nearly fill the floor space in my small sewing room and they have a distressing tendency to demand my undivided attention. Sometimes I feel like they are more trouble than a human infant!
I had also gained "a few" pounds, if when you say "a few," you really mean over 60 pounds and not, say, five pounds. So, yeah, I'm not posting a picture of that. I found I wouldn't sew for myself at that weight...or buy new clothes, either, for that matter, until forced by desperate necessity, like the hole in the inner thigh of my jeans was just too big to patch if I still wanted to be able to wear them in public. It was as though by sewing or buying clothes in a larger size, I was accepting that I was, indeed, a fat person and had given up all hope of ever being a normal weight again.
Now that I've lost some weight, I feel the sewing fever coming on strong!
So here I am! And, hopefully, here you are, still reading, because I'm just getting to the important part. To celebrate my grand re-opening, I'm giving away a copy of Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified by Cal Patch. Through a long Series of Unfortunate Events, I acquired duplicate copies of this book, so I'm spreading the design love around!
There are three ways to enter: