Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sewing While Losing Weight

I am determined to lose weight with the help of Weight Watchers.  I'm at the heaviest I have ever been, and my eating was out of control.  Therefore, I took control by joining Weight Watchers at Work.  I am a Lifetime member, but what does that mean when you need to lose 30 pounds?  So much for Maintenance!

I decided to make my weight loss public through this blog to make myself more accountable.  I have a couple of partners in this endeavor - a coworker, and my stepson.  It's so much easier to do this with someone.  So far, I have lost 7 pounds, and have 27 more pounds to go.  I am confident I can do it.

While losing weight, I still want to sew, so I've been focusing on clothes I can alter while losing weight, starting with pants.  I made a pair of capris with my Sure Fit Designs pants kit, and loved the style, so I decided to make them full length in khaki and navy blue. The pocket design is from the new booklet from Sure Fit Designs.

I chose this design because it will be easy to alter during the weight loss without losing the pocket.  I can just take it up at the sides.  Also, I sewed the waistband with a 3.0 length stitch so it would be easy to remove and did not top stitch.  Here's a picture of the pants with a top tucked in.

This is how I will actually wear them.

And here they are in Navy.  I love these pants.  They are a cotton lycra, so very comfy.  I narrowed the pant leg and like the width.
As I lose weight, and alter, I plan to post more pictures.  When I get to my goal weight, I plan to take a picture and compare it side by side with these.  How fun will that be?  Something to work toward, and fun to see the results.


  1. Good luck, Carolyn! I know you can do it!

  2. You can do it!!! The results will be worth it...

  3. Good luck, Carolyn! I just joined WW recently myself. My daughter joined me just a couple of days ago, and then miracle of miracles, my husband said he would do it with us! (He hasn't tracked any points yet, though.....). If you want to "friend" me on WW, my user name is Andrea10.5.
    I could use a weight loss buddy!

    I've been thinking of the same thing - what to sew while losing weight. Skirts seem like a good bet to me for summer.


  4. Congratulations on the weight loss and the pants. I don't know which is more difficult!

  5. What wonderful and practical pants! GOOD luck on WW! My best friend is on it and is doing very well, she is happy and feels great~ I like the details on these simple but much needed in the wardrobe pants, I sure wish I could get a good fit ( no matter how I try, its not working) Someday,,,,till then,,skirts!

  6. good luck with your diet - I am still hanging in there on mine too - sort of using the WW together with cutting out the carbs and bad foods.