Friday, September 21, 2007

Non-quilt related!!!

Warning! Nothing quilt related in this post. Just personal ranting and raving!

Does anyone other than me get those times where you feel like you are spinning your wheels and getting nothing done? I'm at one of those periods of time. I knew I wasn't going to get a lot accomplished this week as I had lots of errands, Wednesday sewing group, and clothes shopping to do for a wedding we are going to this weekend.

I think the clothes shopping yesterday has really put me over the edge! I hate clothes shopping!!! First I guess I need to describe myself and my likes. I'm of average height, a little overweight, and have short salt and pepper colored hair. I am not a trendy or flashy dresser. I don't wear a lot of accessories or jewelry...usually just my wedding ring, a silver necklace, and occassionally small hoop earrings. I love to wear denim and clothing that would best be described as classic and I feel most comfortable wearing pants, but enjoy wearing a dress now and again. If I had to use one word to describe me...it would be "casual". Now my question I would like to ask....who in the world is designing clothes these days and do they think the only people buying them are young things that are skinny as a rail and flat chested? What about us ladies who are 50 something, pleasingly plump, and have a bust????? Clothing I tried on yesterday looked awful! I had things hanging out of places I didn't know I had "things"! What's a girl to do when she wants a nice dress to wear to a wedding? Not glitzy....just a nice dress. I guess my solution is going to be...don't wear one.....wear pants!! I spent all day in and out of stores looking for said nice dress. I was tired, frustrated and cranky when I got home...and I came home with NO dress. I bought one shirt- jacket for fall and a pair of Capri pants and t-shirt for an upcoming trip to visit family in Texas. I bought the jacket because it was simple and a pretty color. I knew if I didn't buy it...when I wanted something like that I would never be able to find it. The stores would have replaced it with something awful looking. I have decided I am going to dig out my patterns and start polishing up my garment sewing skills. I refuse to spend my money on the offerings of current ready to wear garments!!! Guess the only good thing about yesterday....I sure saved DH a lot of money!

I guess I need to go to LQS today and fondle fabric so I can feel better!!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Oh I do feel for you, and quite understand. I have the same problem, nothing I shop for is long enough in the leg, made for ducks, plus I still have problems trying to figure out the sizing here, it's so different to Aussie. Garment sewing may just be your answer, plus it means you get exactly what you want, in the colour you want, with the fit that you want. Enjoy your fabric fondling and I hope it makes you feel better.

Bren said...

I understand completely! I have looked and looked for a denim skirt. No where to be found. I will be learning to sew out of necessity!

Andrea said...

I make a lot of my own clothes for the same reason - can never find anything worth buying. I am 39 yo and do not want to dress like my dd who is 17 but thats the age the clothes shops cater for here. Go buy some fabric - much more fun !!

Su Bee said...

Boy, do I feel your pain! I'm all that and nearly 6 ft tall besides, and clothes shopping is a nightmare! Fabric therapy is better than ice cream tho -- good idea. Go feel better!

Norma said...

The very best thing about not working outside my home is I do NOT have to shop for clothes!! I am like the Neil Diamond song, "Forever In Blue Jeans"! Now and then though, we do have to dress up and shopping is painful. Too, in AZ we don't need winter things much but come August, we get the same sweaters and heavy coats in the stores that they do back east. It's crazy!

Becky said...

Sounds like we are long lost sisters... I HATE CLOTHES SHOPPING! AND for the EXACT same reasons... I'm not wanting to show ANY part of my stretched marked bellie and I am not interested in wearing a skirt anywhere above my knees. And DENIM is my FAVORITE fabric! EVERYONE can wear denim easily! I'm going to start back to making my own clothes as I just can't fins anything in the stores that fits ME. I guess I'm fortunate to know how to sew. AND... one more vent... below waistline pants... HUH?!!! Again... my mid section is best viewed under very subdued lighting!