Monday, March 3, 2008


Many, many years ago, my father used to own a men's clothing store. He would make men's suits, and still has the sewing machine and hemming machine (blind stitch machine? I know it has a name) and the ability to hem and alter pretty much anything I get FOR FREE, which is awesome, and which is also WAY awesome, because petite clothes sometimes aren't as petite as you'd like, and also, sometimes stupid designers don't even MAKE things petite, as if we are all 5'7" tall.


Unless I specifically remember to ask him to go extra long on the hem, I end up with perfectly hemmed clothing, but perfectly hemmed not in the slightly longish fashion that is in style now, but perfectly hemmed in the just hit the top of your shoes fashion favored by, say, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

I need Frank's hat.


  1. Okay, but that being said, many stores have petite sections and nothing for tall people. It is much easier to hem something than it is to add fabric.

    Not like I wear anything fashionable. I don't know why I even pretend to know what I am talking about.

  2. True - I have a few friends who are very tall and have a hard time not wearing floods.

    I'm slowly trying to become somewhat fashionable again. But the whole safety pinned skirt thing doesn't work well nearing 40. Bummer. Maybe with torn tights . . .


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