There's something weird with my body shape because lots of times if clothing fits in the hips, it's too big in the waist. And if the waist fits, then it pulls across the hip - or maybe it's my big tummy area!
I bought a skirt at Walmart. I know, I'm of two minds re: Walmart. Do I buy into the low prices knowing that I'm contributing to the growing gap between rich and poor? Just google what's wrong with Walmart to see what I mean. Or do I stick to my principles and avoid it like the plague?
Well, this time I succumbed. And found an already low-priced skirt which was marked down some more. I bought the smaller size, but it pulled and created an indented bowl effect in front. It looked really weird. I exchanged it for the next size up and then the waist was too big.
So, I stitched it up by hand - basted I think it's called. I used orange thread because I wasn't sure if it would look good and thought it might have to be undone, and didn't want to be squinting to pick out black thread.
|You can just see the orange thread.|
It looked okay, so I continued with black thread and here is the result:
|Hard to see, but the red outline is where it's taken in|