|Feeling good about these|
On the plus side, I've knit two sets of fingerless mitts for Christmas presents. Of course, that accomplishment only makes me feel as though I've earned some more yarn.
I typed "yearn" up there at first. I yearn for yarn.
I also spent time today shortening my jeans so that I don't lose the nice jean hem. Can anyone explain to me why petite jeans come with 29-inch inseams? I wear 2-inch-high clogs, and I still have to cuff up my pants.
|I have high hopes for these, too.|
I can't believe how desperate I am feeling about this wardrobe problem. Really, I don't ask much, clothing-wise - just a pair of jeans that look stylish and that also button around my waist without gouging my stomach. I'm not obese, people (although, if I keep eating this Halloween candy the way I have been the past few days, I will be); I'm just the wrong shape, apparently.
A POX on clothing manufacturers, that's all I'm trying to say.
[Fingerless mitts image: Ravelry]
[Jag Jeans image: Zappos.com]
Took me ages to find jeans that fit properly, but LLBean has a lot of options for different figures and one of theirs turned out to be perfect. I get both sides of the problem- my husband has short legs, so I hem his pants. And I'm long-legged - which is actually harder- I have to hold out for tall pants (that *also* fit through the waist and hips), or else pretend they were supposed to be cropped pants. Or wear boots, which I tend to do when the weather is cold- having pants that are too short is okay if the ankles are covered.ReplyDelete
I continually chide my husband for buying jeans too long when he doesn't have to. I might try this the next time. It looks less taxing for my poor old sewing machine.ReplyDelete
I bought a few pairs of jeans from Macy's this summer and was so surprised to find that they carried a petite/short option--they are just right for me. (5'1" and not real skinny.) First time ever, I haven't had to hem new jeans. I bought a couple of different brands--Style & Co and something else--can't remember.ReplyDelete
My solution to the jeans problem has been that I wear a singlet--everything fits so much better and it's not uncomfortable. Mad Women looked like that in the day because of foundation garments. Word.ReplyDelete
Also--I am very lucky in the length department. Petite for flats, regular for heels.
My middle daughter suffers from Raynaud's Syndrome, so I am all about gifting fingerless gloves. Also, going to look up patterns and try my hand at crocheting fingerless gloves (no pun intended, I swear!) thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyDelete
I'm hearing all that about the way clothes are made. It's so frustrating when designers work under the assumption that we're all 5'8"--all leg, no hip/thigh/tummy. Don't know ANYONE who has that body aside from teenaged boys.ReplyDelete
I saw that post about those jeans, too, and boy do they look comfy. I may just give in completely to comfy.ReplyDelete
I've tried that jean-hemming method from Pinterest. I believe it is called an "LA hem" and I've also heard it called a Paris hem. My results are pretty good, but if you are really fussy, it might be better to have a professional do it.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty happy with my results. Now I just have to work up the nerve to try it on a more expensive pair of jeans. Why in the world do they market a 30-inch hem for petites?!Delete
At 5'10", I pretend a lot of pants are really meant to be cropped pants or ankle-length.ReplyDelete