Gone are the days of just grabbing something off the shelf in your size and leaving the store. Now each item has to be tried on.
I took 3 pairs of jeans in the fitting room, all the same size, made by the same company, but different colors. 1 out of the 3 fit me. One was so big I could have invited a friend in and the other I could not even get zipped.
What happened to consistancy?
For that matter what happened to sizing? Now it is not a matter of, oh that is my size and I like the color, I will just grab it while I am shopping and add it to my wardrobe.
Today I found the perfect top to wear with a pair of my jeans to a party...Well maybe perfect is not the right word... I am not really sure what the right word is...
The good points are: I like the color, it is just what I was looking for, and it is the right length that I like. But that is where it ends...
Now you may ask what is wrong with it that sound like it is nice.
Well it would be if I did not have to take in the shoulder seams because the neckline is huge! and it has a bit of a funny shape.. it fits fine under the arms, but from there it sort of widens out like a tent...so I have to sew in the sides. And when I got it home and layed it flat, one side is wider than the other. Apparently whomever cut it out had a problem centering it, or it slipped while it was being cut.
Now I usually buy a size or 2 bigger than I need, because I have learned that the first time it is washed it will be at least one size smaller.
Some shirts continue to shrink each time you wash them..
I also noticed when I got it home and took a good look at the hem that whom ever did the sewing could not stitch a straight line...
I really must make time to make my own clothes again...At least that way they will fit me.
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