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  • Aw man! This dress which I love no longer fits me. Its this cute retro-style dress with a sweetheart neckline and a funky pineapple print. I have literally had it since high school. I have come in and out of being able to fit in it over the years, and have finally dropped so that i am WAY lower in size than it now. Ill try to sell it at consignment cause its so cute, but Ill be sad to see it go.

    (in other news, this means I am officially thinner than i was in high school. Which I knew, but its nice to have the proof.)
    "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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    • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
      Aw man! This dress which I love no longer fits me. Its this cute retro-style dress with a sweetheart neckline and a funky pineapple print.
      Don't sell it yet, see if you can have it taken in at a tailors/dress makers!

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      • Yes actually I was just talking to my tailor (aka, my mom) and she suggested it herself ;D
        "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

        My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

        Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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        • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
          Just a heads up for the suit guys out there-

          Got a catalog for dressy clothes called Charles Tyrwhitt the other day. They have shirts in 3 different cuts: Classic (fatty), Slim (medium fatty) and then if you can handle plain white or lilac gingham (in English: purple tablecloth pattern) or a few other ugly choices, you can get them in the even slimmer cut, which they call Tailored.

          Actually, the choices aren't so limited if you like to iron or get your stuff washed at a dry cleaner, but I literally think they have 6 choices in tailored cut AND wrinkle free. 5 ugly and white.

          I ordered 3 plain white ones and will let everyone know if they fit at all. I have been keeping my suit jacket on most of the time to conceal the billowing shirt material and I'm hoping I won't have to as the days get warmer.

          The sneaky bastards do charge $3 additional to put a pocket on the shirts. I will update when they come (might be 2 weeks, because getting POCKETS on a DRESS SHIRT is a customization?!) as to the fit and quality.
          I have had all of my shirts tailored for the last year and a half because of Primal. Thomas Pink and Armani will do it for you, if you buy them in the store (I usually hit up Pink in Heathrow) while you wait. The downside is that you have to buy the $200+ shirts to get the right look.
          People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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          • My human bio class (professor totally not qualified for this...) is now teaching 5 minutes on nutrition. Using MyPlate and touting how awesome grain is for you. I haven't listened to a single word for the whole class.
            Originally posted by L8F
            ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

            I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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            • None at the moment, it's just a way of life.

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              • I really miss all that extra padding between me and my Sweetheart's ribcage and hipbones. We have to be more careful now when we . . . um . . .dance.

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                • Originally posted by tresa
                  I've decided to take a sewing class, just for this reason. Tailoring is expensive, and I'm going to need to take in a lot of waistbands
                  OHHHHHH I wish I could sew!!!! I've tried, but I really stink at it. I would love to be able to make my own clothing, being the artsy type and all. Nothing I buy off the rack ever suits me perfectly. And my shape and size keeps changing, so nothing is fitting quite right...

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                  • Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                    OHHHHHH I wish I could sew!!!! I've tried, but I really stink at it. I would love to be able to make my own clothing, being the artsy type and all. Nothing I buy off the rack ever suits me perfectly. And my shape and size keeps changing, so nothing is fitting quite right...
                    You can learn by doing. Get a cheap sewing machine at WalMart or somewhere (only has to sew a straight line).
                    You can even buy "clear" thread, so it matches anything and you won't have to change colors all time.

                    Put the clothing on that you want to alter -- INSIDE OUT!

                    Pinch here and there where it's too big and pin it so that it fits.
                    Take it off, sew, remove pins and try it on RIGHT SIDE OUT and see how it looks.
                    If more needed -- just put it on INSIDE OUT and try again.

                    Learn to make DARTS (easy to do) and is the secret to tailoring -- but just sewing a straight line takes you a long way in altering clothing that is too big.

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                    • Originally posted by CattyB View Post
                      Why go for costly, enameled Dutch ovens when Lodge makes much less expensive plain cast iron ones that not only cook superbly, they impart some iron into the food to help prevent anemia! Properly seasoned cast iron is better than any non-stick surface you'll ever find!
                      How is that working out when you cook watery things, like stew? I'm totally into cast iron, but still use steel or enamel pots for my stews . . .

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                      • Originally posted by Fabbecky View Post
                        My human bio class (professor totally not qualified for this...) is now teaching 5 minutes on nutrition. Using MyPlate and touting how awesome grain is for you. I haven't listened to a single word for the whole class.
                        Yeah, I read a flyer from our local art museum that commented about how much taller and healthier we are now than your primal forebears. Credibility right out the window...
                        Best--
                        Kate

                        Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                        70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                        Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                        • Quote Originally Posted by CattyB View Post
                          Why go for costly, enameled Dutch ovens when Lodge makes much less expensive plain cast iron ones that not only cook superbly, they impart some iron into the food to help prevent anemia! Properly seasoned cast iron is better than any non-stick surface you'll ever find!

                          How is that working out when you cook watery things, like stew? I'm totally into cast iron, but still use steel or enamel pots for my stews . . .

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                          Just a thought--past a certain age, women shouldn't be getting extra iron, since our need for it drops dramatically after menopause. Acidic foods like tomatoes really free that iron up into your food.

                          Lodge seems to have forgotten how to make a smooth-bottomed pan any more, any way--we have vintage cast iron we use when we fry or saute.
                          Best--
                          Kate

                          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

                          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

                          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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                          • Originally posted by Gravyboat View Post
                            I just hate how when all my good groceries run out now (meat and cream and vegs) I can't slack for a few days eating noodles and dry cereal and whatever else is in the pantry before going shopping again, because now all that's in my pantry is tea.
                            +1

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                            • Originally posted by Spubba View Post
                              Speaking of underwear, DO they make boxer shorts for women?

                              I'm probably not the right size yet to find any that would fit me properly, but I'll be in the market for some next year. Surely they make such objects. Also, sock garters. Please?
                              Boxers for women are called Tap pants and Peti Pants. They are made of slinkier material then men's boxers.

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                              • Originally posted by MarieCalledGia View Post
                                Boxers for women are called Tap pants and Peti Pants. They are made of slinkier material then men's boxers.
                                or boy-shorts

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