Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Been trying to keep up with clothing myself. It's hard being short -- well, okay, that's definitely a first world problem, but still!
When I buy pants, they are usually too long. Sometimes I can luck out and get petite sizes, but most of the time pants are a standard 34" length, or about 4.5" too long for me. I procrastinate with hemming. Because I buy clothes ahead of weight loss, I tend to ignore the fact that procrastination is a problem. Until I realize that if I don't get those darn pants hemmed soon, I'll have shrunk out of them before I even get a chance to wear them!
So today I asked my sister-in-law for some assistance. She has a serger, which can help a great deal with sewing hems. I mean, for myself I can just cut, fold, and iron before using the sewing machine to make a hem, but that would be...you know...a lot of work.
Not really, but when you're a natural procrastinator, stupid stuff like that can hold you back. Once upon a time I used to do it quite willingly. Now? Not so much.
Well, anyway, it was so nice to engage in something as useful as getting my pants ready for hemming. Even if the serger wasn't appropriate for everything, at least I was able to get my clothes measured properly by someone who understands sewing. Even just that makes a huge difference in the progress I'll be able to make in the next few days.
And then I will be able to start wearing my two new pairs of stretchy* purple corduroys (one greyish deep lavender, the other more of a mauve-y orchid colour).
You know, never in my past could I have imagined how happy I could be wearing stretchy purple corduroy pants. Life's so funny sometimes.
* Just to be clear, they are not stretchy because of an elastic waistline. The stretch is in the fabric itself. The one pair is super skinny, like jeggings. The other is just a normal skinny jean style with narrow legs.