And it is not because of any body image issues. I know I am long-legged and short-waisted and I’ve never had that nifty super-indented waistline. I’m 95% OK with my current weight, I just need to do a bit of redistribution with what I have, which accounts for the 5% of dissatisfaction. I know my “problem” spots, aka, “certain dress styles, even with a perfect fit, will look like hell on me.”
So, I’m just looking for a freaking dress that a) fits, b) is a “classic” style, c) is decently-tailored, and d) is understated.
Well, I might as well be looking for the Holy Grail.
I cannot remember the last time I seriously wished I could REALLY sew, but I certainly am wishing that now – I have a crazy good sewing machine that I have no idea how to use, and I have no doubt I could find a pattern that would actually work. (There was a time where I could do a pair of pants with a set in waist, pockets, and hand-stitched invisible hem. Those days were a good 25 years ago.)
Everything I laid eyes on today was hideously ugly thanks to horrific color combinations, or “looked spectacular until you decided to glue on flat plastic square “beads” on the neckline” which destroyed a perfect dress.
So, now I am at the point of, I’ll take b) and d) and hit up the amazing alteration gals at Guinea Road Cleaners to make it fit.
I just want an attractive dress that fits. Why is that too much to ask?