Wasn't planning on posting B&A, but....

dubird
dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
So, here's the story. This is me at my wedding, at 200lbs three years ago (that's my dad, btw, not my husband!):
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It's a skirt, corset, and jacket because that was the best way to get the look I wanted.

The other day, I was showing the skirt to one of my friends who helped me make it because the chiffon overlay got a run in it and I wanted to know if it was fixable. We got to wondering how it fits now and if it's wearable. The answer?
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No. No it's not. XD

Seriously, I knew I had lost weight and even gone back down to a size 12, but it didn't hit me just how MUCH I had lost until I tried the skirt on. So, yeah. Don't normally post these things, but I was surprised and then very proud of myself for how far I came. ^_^

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  • clhobbs09
    clhobbs09 Posts: 24 Member
    You should be proud of yourself. Great Job!!!!
  • CandyMonster160
    CandyMonster160 Posts: 153 Member
    Amazing! You should be so proud, what a difference! :smiley:
  • ShellyBell999
    ShellyBell999 Posts: 1,482 Member
    Be proud

    That took determination, focus and work.

    Congratulations! :flowerforyou:
  • mamma_adventure
    mamma_adventure Posts: 235 Member
    Wow, you have every reason to be proud...we'll done
  • herestoslim
    herestoslim Posts: 4 Member
    What a difference! Don't blame you for posting the B&A! You look wonderful.
  • barefootbluejeans8
    barefootbluejeans8 Posts: 12 Member
    That is amazing way to go! Makes me wanna go try mine on!!!
  • sophomorelove
    sophomorelove Posts: 193 Member
    Beautiful dress BTW, I love that it's not a cookie cutter. Definitely shows your personality. You should tailor the outfit and redo the wedding photoshoot, if you had one. Thanks for the inspiration
  • Watch_Me_Rise
    Watch_Me_Rise Posts: 301 Member
    Great job! What an amazing feeling :)
  • ohmscheeks
    ohmscheeks Posts: 840 Member
    Way to go!
  • chesnity3
    chesnity3 Posts: 960 Member
    Great job!
  • MrsGreenTea703
    MrsGreenTea703 Posts: 300 Member
    Fantastic transformation!!! Very inspiring! I know you're proud!
  • Spreyton22K
    Spreyton22K Posts: 323 Member
    Dear Lord that is such a difference and I would be proud of myself too.

    Well done honey, sorry that you can't fix your skirt but maybe you could get a tailor/dressmaker to have a look at how the skirt could be used/changed in other ways. Beautiful gown by the way and your Dad looks very dapper in his dress uniform.
  • rebeccaEsmith
    rebeccaEsmith Posts: 1,136 Member
    You go girl
  • 2ledbetter
    2ledbetter Posts: 199 Member
    Fantastic
  • dubird
    dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
    Thanks all. ^_^ Like I said, I normally don't post stuff like that, but it was a serious suprise to see visually how much I lost and I'm proud of myself for sticking with it. Even though I did backslide last year. *ahem*

    sophomorelove: it's based on a drawing an online friend did years ago, but the jacket was my design. I have awesome friends who helped me make it! I thought about redoing the photos, but it wouldn't be the same, you know?

    Spreyton22K: One of the ladies who helped make it (one of my bridesmaids) looked and said it can be fixed without a problem. The hole is near a seam, and since we'd have to take it in anyways, should be no problem to fix that. I'll have to get the corset redone though! ^_^; And yes, my Dad looks great in his uniform! He's a retired Navy chief, and always said he didn't want to wear tuxes ever. But both my sister and I wanted him to wear his uniform to our weddings since we're both proud of him and his service, so yeah, not an issue. XD
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