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Marilee J. Layman

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05:12 pm: Sheets and Fabric
I'm washing and changing the sheets, as usual on Sunday. I'm almost halfway through ripping my CDs to .mp3s, to have on the Eee, but I'm not listening because they go faster without listening.

I ordered the pants fabric and saved some pages with possible tops fabrics. I probably won't have her make tops this year, since I have ones that fit (more or less) and match, and will need her to make winter pants, but I couldn't resist. I calculated how much each pair of pants would cost total:

$40 ($15 in fabric, elastic, thread, and shipping plus $25 for her labor) and these will fit while the commercial pants that don't fit are $69. Ha! Look at what they consider "flattering colors"! And look at the review -- same problem *I* have with the crotch!

Hmm, that's better than 2/3, that's 4/7 in comparison.

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From:agent_mimi
Date:June 8th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
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Larger sizes are SO frustrating. I rant about this pretty regularly. The most recent problem I had was discovering Avenue and Fashion Bug have trendy clothing, but the catch is it measures 8-10 inches smaller than stated on their website. Their regular wear (what would be the word, nontrendy?) is often the proper size, though.

When I was a size 8 about 4,000 years ago, I never had this problem. I'd go in to a store, get their 8 (or 9, depending on whether it was juniors or not) and the clothes would fit.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 8th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I usually wore a 10 or 12 when I was younger, mostly because of my height, but I could make my own clothes until I got sick. I've been stuck with clothes that don't fit for so long that I'm really looking forward to having Ruth make them.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 8th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
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You'll have to let us know how well the new pants work out.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 8th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I will!
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