Ragamuffin Figure Girl
My mom is a GREAT seamstress, much better than she gives herself credit for! In my life she has sewn everything for me from a indian princess costume when I was 5 to a crib set for my second son. Not to mention all the cute things she has sewn for my sister and her home. And all of them have turned out BEAUTIFUL. I did not inherit this skill. In fact I can’t even sew a curtain panel without feeling like I want to run over my sewing machine with the car 10 times.
So when I started shopping for my suit and saw how EXPENSIVE they could be I called my mom. We spent this week working on my two-piece. I found some royal blue stretch velvet in my garage that I used to decorate my dorm room that we’ve been using. So not only am I going to be wearing a homemade suit but it’s homemade with fabric from the garage. I love it! And when it gets closer to my show I’m going to decorate it. As I knew it would, the suit turned out FABULOUS!!! THANKS MOM!!!!! I’m just a little freaked out about how UN-FABULOUS I look in the thing right now. I mean it looks like it was made for a 10 year old girl. I’ve seen swimsuits in the girl’s section in Target that are bigger than this. But I still have time and I’m going to hang it up in my room to remind me every morning to eat clean and workout hard!
My mom was only here for a week and I didn’t want sewing to take up all her vacation time. So I decided it was best if I had someone make my one-piece. I found some fabric at Joanne’s. (I thought the sparkly red furry fabric I had in the garage would be a bit much. I’m serious, I have about 10 yards of that stuff. Don’t ask.) Anyway I’m going to send it off to a girl who made my friend’s last one-piece. Hers turned out fantastic and the price is good compared to a lot of others. My tow-piece is also going to be plain and I’m going to bling it out myself to save some more cash. So many girls talk about how they spend thousands on competing. I mean seriously. Not me! I’ve spent a total of about $250 dollars so far, including my suit, fabric, shipping, and supplements. I still need to buy the tan stuff, rhinestones for blinging and probably a few other things but I don’t see myself spending too much more. So at tops, I’ll spend $500 and I could sell my suits and get that back if I want. I just look at the $500 as an investment in my physical and mental health. Not too mention it’s a heck of a lot less and risky than plastic surgery!!