Home Ec Project #12: Resizing A Dress.


This is one of my favorite dresses, handed down to me by my mom. It fits great in the hips, but is pretty baggy in the waist (aka the story of my life), so I’ve always had to belt it when I wear it.


See what I mean? Ill-fitting shapeless blah. I look at this picture and I hear Pete Campbell from Mad Men saying “If you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman.”


But look at it now! It fits so perfectly and shows that I have curves. I am eternally grateful to the Home Ec ladies for teaching me how to do this; I have to buy so many articles of clothing that don’t fit me right because no one makes clothes for girls who are shaped like me. But now it doesn’t matter, because I can make the clothes adapt to me, instead of the other way around.


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