Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why I Am Starting to Hate My Ready Made Clothes

Last night when I got home I changed into jeans. This seems like a benign thing to do. Go home put some jeans on, relax with the husband. What I realized though as we walked through the Italian Market was that my pants were uncomfortable and maybe not as flattering as I once thought they were. They cut into my waist line weird and the seam in the crotch was too high. I was a very unpleasant companion because of this (and I was hungry too). (It is interesting that I had my pants revelation while at the start of making my first set of pants. Which compared to my jeans are polor oppisits and I am expecting my pants to be comfy and fab all at once.)

One thing that making my own clothes has done is made me realize how hard it is to find Ready Made clothes that actually fit and are made well. I'm not even going to go into affordable at this point in time. I thought these jeans fit me, I thought they looked good on my tush, but the truth of the matter is I settled for something that kind of fit me. No wonder so many women hate to shop for themselves. Even some of my favorite things I've purchased over the years are not a great fit, I have a dress that I love and while it fits my bust it's too big in the waist, I also have a plaid button up that fits my bust, but is too short in the arms. I feel that sometimes producers of ready made clothing have proportions all wrong, or try to distill the vast diversity of the population down to a Small, Medium, and a large. How is this even possible?

How do you deal with ready made clothing? Mine was to stop buying ready made clothes all together. What fit issues do you have? What do you wish clothing producers realized about women and their bodies?

I'd love to hear your opinion.


considerthelillies said...

ready made clothing rarely fits me correctly! It makes me grouchy and wish that I knew how to sew!

quietandsmalladventures said...

i starting learning how to sew :) RTW clothing is pretty hard for me to fit, the bust is too tight but the waist is too small, the pants fit in the waist and hip (rare!) but are much too long and the thighs are too tight. grr, it's enough to drive someone mad!

BlueBetty said...

I hear you! I have a booty and a high waist so finding pants that fight is a nightmare.