I haven’t featured these Ulla Johnson overalls much, but I wear them a lot – a couple times a week usually. They need some tweaking though, now that I’m determined I’ll keep them. Mostly, I’m going to hem them, or at least cut them off so the legs don’t bunch so much as they do now, and hopefully they’ll look wider.
It’s always stunning to me how different things look on me from “models” on websites, etc. I know it, but sometimes it’s shocking. My legs are thicker and shorter, making fitting jeans/pants quite difficult. And then, any jeans/pants that are meant to be wide leg, fit more straight on me, and straight fits more skinny, because of my calves. Nevermind, I just have to work with it, and tweak things to my liking.
Tweaking is something I haven’t done much until now, and even still, I’m not very good at it. For some reason I have it in my head that things should look “right” off the rack, or out of the box, and of course, they never do. And it’s not just me, most women should probably get more things tailored than we do, little details can make all the difference when it comes to fit and comfort.
For example, I’d never would have thought to have the knees/legs of my Elizabeth Suzann Cecilia pants taken in a bit, to make them more slim, if a reader hadn’t mentioned that she’d done that. And with these overalls, I definitely think that getting the legs hemmed will help them “hang” better.
Do you tailor almost everything? or nothing at all?
(greetings from just outside Atlanta, where my mother is doing fine – I wonder if she needs me here at all!! – and I’m trying to fit in a little time for work!)
Oh, and speaking of Atlanta, Laurie, if you’re reading, the most important thing I can suggest you do here is visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden and see the Chihuly exhibit if you’ll be here before 10/30. It’s amazing, I saw it the first time it was here, I saw some installations in Jerusalem a long time ago, and we’re going again this weekend. The botanical garden is beautiful anyway…Other than that, I don’t spend a lot of time in the city when I’m here and everything’s changed SO MUCH since I lived here I’m not sure any of my other suggestions would be valid…