I’ve discussed finding pants on this blog before, but I feel it needs to be addressed again in light of my recent failures at clothing myself adequately.
I took a Wardrobe Refashion pledge at some point (actually my six months is probably up by now, but I’m still doing it) wherein I don’t buy new everyday clothing, but instead buy second-hand or make my own clothing. And since I remain a sewing machine failure, I’ve been getting everything at the SA. And I’ve been doing pretty well finding stuff I like, for everything but pantsing applications.
The usual sizing issues in woman’s clothing apply at the Salvation Army, but they are multiplied fifty-fold by the random selection at the store, and the fact that my typical size range is pretty typical, so the pickings are slim (literally) toward the end of the day. What it comes down to is, for the last six months, the only pair of jeans I had was over a size too large for me in all directions. Would have fit great with a second pair of pants underneath, but not so much alone. Especially since I don’t have a belt.
Yeah, I fail pretty hard at clothing sometimes.
Point is, I looked for jeans at the SA three times with no success. Absolutely nothing in my size, nothing that came anywhere close to fitting. But last week, I hit the jackpot. Or rather, I found one pair of jeans that fits (rather nicely, thanks!). And then the top button fell off when I was trying them on.
I sewed on another one- can’t pass up mostly-decent denim- but what this boils down to, is applying green scruples to my pants-buying only frustrates me, wastes time, and makes my everyday existance awkward and droopy. To the point where I might need to consider going to real stores for jeans. *gasp*.