A few ideas I've come up with so far, but more ideas are welcome! It's just not the same, thinking about sewing something you'll only wear for a couple of months.
Marciae mentioned that a size of 1-seam pants will get you through 25 pounds or so. I've made several pairs of them in my current size, and I suspect she's right. So I can make those in progressively smaller sizes.
Last fall I started trying to get over my [irrational] fear of sewing with knits. I'm planning to make a lot of T-shirts and yoga pants in various sizes. I'll wear them and then give them away when they are too big. Meanwhile, I'll get more practice getting the necks and hems to look better.
I watched Peggy Sager's jeans webcast last week. Making a pair of jeans never crossed my mind before, but she made it look easy. I was planning to buy jeans in progressively smaller sizes as the year went by (I live in California, you can wear jeans almost anywhere here) but I ordered her pattern. Duh, I can make them instead! It's sort of like knits-my first few pairs of jeans will probably look a little homemade, but after a few pairs I will get the hang of it.
I just finished a couple of robes and I'm working on a nightshirt.
I'm really stuck on how to take things in/ remake things. I suspect I will become really good friends with my seam ripper over the coming months. Why, oh, why, did I make so many Sewing Workshop tops with French seams? And topstitch everything?
PS For those of you who don't know me, I'm retired and need clothes for 2 ends of the spectrum: the casual shirts/ jeans/ jackets you'd think, but I need dressy clothes as well-we go to a lot of plays and symphonies. Oh, and I have no stash, so I can't use this as a good opportunity to use up fabric I've already bought. Anything I make, I'll need to purchase now. (It makes it harder to think about giving things away in a few months when you've just bought it!)