This morning I cut out the paper pattern pieces for my next project, a dress using a Missoni knit I found at Mood Fabrics…… but it was not to be – yet.
D i s t r a c t i o n
Knowing I would be trying on the muslin over and over again I put on a button down shirt and my skinny J Jill jeans.
I h a t e t h e s e l o w - r i s e j e a n s o n m e a n d a l w a y s h a v e .
These skinny jeans make me feel fat.
Four years ago while attending an expensive home trunk show, the young sales rep who was fitting me asked me if I still wore jeans. She was completely unaware of how demoralizing this question was to me as I tried to enthusiastically respond with a big “Yes, of course.”
A week later I spent $400.00 at a competitor’s trunk show and ordered two pairs of jeans – a size 4 and a size 6. I’m sure those who are in perfect shape may never understand how I could buy the same jeans in two sizes….Then, the jeans did not pass the muster with my daughters – way too much rise, too wide at the bottom, ugh.. they look like granny jeans.
I eventually bought the less inexpensive skinny jeans from J Jill in a size 4 and a size 6 and have been uncomfortable ever since.
“Ah-hah!” thought I. “ I will take my expensive granny jeans and make them skinny!” And so this morning these jeans