I've been thinking about losing weight, but I've got some cute clothes now and I really don't like shopping, especially more than once in a season. So, I got an idea. I'll sew! I can make some cute, elastic waist skirts. One pattern, several designs and fabrics. Cute, easy, inexpensive. When I lose weight I can just tighten the elastic.
I found two patterns I really like, and the one above is even on sale!
This one is only $3.99. There's a fabric store that carries them less than a mile from here.
So, I clicked on the link to look at a size chart and about went into shock.
Size 22-24? But I wear an 18! This is not wishful thinking--all my clothes in 16-18 fit me! So what's up with a 22-24?
Just to feel better, I went to a local department store website and this is what I found:
Okay, now I wear an 18-20. That's getting better.
But at a Woman's "plus size store" I found this chart: and I'm 16W.
Now, if I sew can I really follow their size chart? Or will I end up with a huge skirt? Oh the frustration! I don't know what I will do now. Make one, I guess, and play it by ear from there.