Encouragement to see a tailor

Started 10 years ago. There are 1 replies by 1 different members. The latest reply was from suzer1.
  1. I am new here, my name is Gina. So many times I have cried after shopping for clothing, mostly due to fitting issues. Because of my waist to low hip ratio I haven’t worn jeans for about 15 years. This struggle with my body has left me feeling like I am “off” somehow. After calling into Leslie's radio show about my fitting issues, she said something that brought such clarity. She said “Gina, you have a size 8 waist and a size 12 hip, how would an off the rack garment fit you correctly.” For once, it felt like a light bulb went off in my head, she gave me the “permission” I needed to face my body and realize it’s okay that I don’t fit into RTW garments. I was looking for the “right” pants in their RTW state. Today I went to see a tailor for the first time, he said that based on my body measurements, I will most likely need to alter all pants and skirts. I told him I sew and He offered to teach me how to alter my pants! Leslie, without your advice I would have never gone to a tailor. You are right; off the rack clothing really doesn't fit most people perfectly. I feel like a major burden has been lifted and now I will buy that larger size without shame and alter them to fit ME. I hope this encourages anyone who is discourage with fitting issues. Seeing a Tailor is worth it. No more tearful shopping trips. THANK YOU!!!!

  1. Gina, I love your story about the tailor. I too am two different sizes and need all skirts and pants altered. I do not have the skills to do it myself so off to the tailor I go after every successful shopping excursion. What a wonderful tailor to offer to show you the special tricks and tips for altering clothes to fit our special uber feminine shape! He's a gem.

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