Friday, September 17, 2010

shrinkage

The good news is -  the Calvin Klein bootleg jeans that I bought two years ago and hardly wore because they were uncomfortably tight around my generous middle, are now comfortable. I just have to get through the first day right after they've been washed and dried, to allow for normal expansion.

The bad new is - bootlegs don't suit me. (Yeah I know I can just take them in at the sides, but these days even minor sewing projects take weeks to get to).

3 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

Back in the day my sister used to always take in the ankles of my pants as a tapered leg was the fashion in the late eighties.
On one pair she took them in too far and my foot automatically let them out when trying to get through.
That's how I reinvented flares in 1989.

Antoinette said...

I know it. Took me months to drag my skinnification-in-progress jeans off the pile to finish then. Not that they went skinny, just straight-legged. So much better for my short legs.

Violet said...

nigel: yeah I did that too, in the 80's - though I was always careful to make the leg openings wide enough for my foot to get through!

antoinette: now I want to turn my too-baggy-and-all-wrong work trousers into a skirt. But judging by the hip dimensions, I think it'll be a tulip skirt - and they are sooo season-before-last...