I Feel a Heat Wave Coming On!

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I’m going to preface this post by letting you all know that I don’t remember the last time I comfortably wore shorts of any sort. I am pretty sure it was some time in high school or immediately thereafter when I had an eating disorder and weighed 100 pounds soaking wet. Even then…I was surely not comfortable…I was starving myself.

Ok….so I tell you that to tell you that Kristi over at George and Ginger made me love shorts probably for the first time in my entire life outside of infant hood. I joked with her during testing that the last time I loved a piece of clothing so much was when I tried on my wedding dress.

You want to see them??

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Here’s the kicker….These Heat Wave Hot Pants help me to love my body instead of criticize it! This is one of the major reasons I transitioned to making my own clothes instead of shopping for them. I don’t know of a single time in a dressing room where I really loved how I felt in the clothes I was trying on….save that one time in my wedding gown, which I never ended up wearing (anybody need a wedding gown? it’s still i my closet!).

These shorts (and so many other items I have added to my wardrobe) make me feel beautiful and look at my body it a positive way because they fit correctly and were designed by a woman FOR a woman’s REAL body.

Our bodies are REAL.

Our bodies have CURVES.  See?

Too few mass-market designers take that in to consideration when designing clothes for women. The Indie PDF designer world has revolutionized this and making my own clothes means I can customize the size and adjust the curves to match the ones on my body. And I have curves for days!!!

These shorts epitomize that process and I will wear this pair and many more to come all summer long!

Thank you Kristi!

Happy Sewing!

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Kelly

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I am a budding portrait photographer who spent the last 7 years as a photographer and journalist in the Marine Corps. I have always wanted to be a successful photographer outside of the Marine Corps, so I am giving it a go!

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