Problem solved, part 2

The beautiful 'great shirt', tank ( one size too big) and pants have
arrived. The plan was to take the tank and raise the neckline so I wouldn't
get arrested.
YeeHa. That plan worked great. Since I am never going to wear the tank
without the shirt over it ( unless I'm required to display my smallpox
vaccination scar) it is very easy to just take in the shoulder seams of the
tank. The bustline darts are below my endowments but they're not going to
show either.
Hot dog. It seems I've wanted to try this solution for 2 or 3 years but
it took a 70% off sale to give me the courage to try it. Polly
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Polly Esther
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Good job!!!! I'm a big fan of 70% off sales too. ;) I'm proud of you for diving in and trying a new alteration. I hope you're proud of yourself. :)
Sharon
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mamahays
There's a little problem with the great shirt. It has sleeve creases pressed in rather sharply. I'm thinking a washcloth wrung out with vinegar/water and gently steam pressed will smooth that out. I've never wanted to look like a U S Marine in dress uniform (although I do enjoy admiring them). Would be nice to have someone here come help me pin the pants' hem. The ensemble is so beautiful I need to get the length just right. Do you think basting would kill me? Maybe just this once? Polly
Reply to
Polly Esther
So happy this worked out just like you wanted it too. Hey, I could catch the 6 AM Flight out of SC and be in New Orleans in the afternoon to help you with the pants hem! Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
Barbara, I hope, Hope that you're watching your weather - and have gas in the tank, cash and prescriptions and assorted other emergency preparations underway. I don't know that you're actually on the coast but hurricanes don't just sit at the water's edge and disappear. They're saying tonight that they expect the Carolinas to be the target. Polly
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Polly Esther
When Hugo hit 20 years ago, SC was a direct hit and it came inland to within 90 miles of my home and we had high winds that caused a LOT of damage. This time it is supposed to stay along the coast. I live about 250 miles inland. However, local TV stations are telling us to be prepared because most chain store companies----Lowes, WalMart----will be sending more merchandise to the coastal stores instead of up where I live where there will be less damage and less need, even for the grocery items. I am prepared for almost anything! My house is on the same electric grid as the hospital---2 miles away----so I am rarely without electricity more than 20 minutes, and we conserve on electric power. I probably could permanently move into a 1 bedroom log cabin in the middle of the woods and be very happy if I could also take a treadle SM! Thank you for asking about me! My concern is for those along the coast. In FL the storm is supposed to stay off the coast, but the winds could come inland ( more than a one hour drive) to our little mobile home down there. I'm in contact with those neighbors and friends. Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
I'm a big fan of alterations :) ! Being short I pretty much always have to hem things up inc. hems. And, with some lymphademia in my right arm I can't wear cuffs, which I just cut off and re-do which is easy since sleeves are too long anyway! It's very satisfying to alter a garment so it fits well or the way you want it.
Recently purchased a lovely knit Vera Want top at Kohls for $7 - it was the only one they had and it was on major markdown too -- but was an XL regular so wayyy to big and long. Thanks to the serger and the coverhem machine, it's now a perfect fit.
-Irene
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IMS
Atta girl, Irene. We are fighting back. Luana Rubin recently wrote in her company's email that she'd attended some sort of fashion market and the speaker emphasized that the markets were overlooking the 'older' woman. You bet your boots they are. It's been a long, Long time since I enjoyed shopping or bought clothes just because they were pretty. I will NOT wear low rise pants, low cut necklines, clingy sweater sets or anything that's so loud it halts traffic. I will NOT wear dreary gray/pink or a new color they're calling 'fig' which (I suspect) is grayed faded purple. What are they thinking? If they had any marketing sense at all, they would realize that there are a lot of us and we would be happy to spend money on nice clothes. Polly
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Polly Esther
How about something so loud that it diverts traffic:
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(I looked a long time to find "taxicab" linen.)
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Joy Beeson

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