Or are all clothes just made too long?
I am so tired of hemming things up--sleeves, pants legs, skirt hems! Almost everything I buy must have a hem.
And if that isn't bad enough, the shoulders are usually positioned wrong too. I have to figure out how to take dresses and blouses up at the shoulders and still maintain the look of the garment. Often this involves the use of a safety pin or two! Because I get lazy or there just isn't time.
Then there's the waist--usually coming at the wrong point on my body. Sometimes taking up the shoulders fixes it, sometimes it can't be done.
Coats are a problem too. Ever tried hemming the sleeves of a heavy coat? Impossible to do and get it to look right. The shoulder issue returns, too. And the waist--because it the coat is too long before the waist, then it doesn't want to button over my butt! What a pain. I end up buying a bigger coat, which doesn't fit right in the shoulders and is too long in the sleeves just so it fastens correctly all the way down. Even jackets have the same issues.
Okay, I know--I could get a smaller butt! But really, there are many, many women in America shaped like me. There are Petite sizes available IF you have the megabucks to be able to afford them in my size. The selection is limited, however, and since I'm a consignment/resale type of shopper, the options are pretty limited. I'm too cheap to pay that much for clothes.
Are there others out there feeling my pain? Sometimes I think the only choice I have is to make my own clothes as I did when I was a teenager.
How do the rest of you cope with this?
Oh, for two more inches of height (instead of width)!