... and don't you worry about a doggone thing at all
because there's some man some where who'll take
you baby, skinny legs and all...
Guess you're asking, what in the world do the lyrics of this old song have to do with sewing??? I remember this Joe Tex song from long, long ago - maybe from my Junior High days. You know, when kids just have to find something to pick on you about. Chants of this song from classmates dented my little self esteem; but not to worry, by the time I entered High School I had fully embraced being comfortable in the body that God gave me, and was able to be thankful that I had 2 functional legs - skinny or not.
That brings us to the subject of boots of finding boots that fit properly. Boot/shoe fit presents a serious problem for me. One time I took a pair of boots in to a shoe repair place - asked them if they could take up the slack in the leg of the boot for me and they said they couldn't help me. But; alas, I've devised my own solution.
I have a heavy - duty metal machine for just a time as this. So with a little time and a denim needle I'm able to make the boots work for me. I've applied this fix to 2 pair of suede boots, and one light weight faux leather pair. I simply measured the amount to take up in the back seam of the boot and sewed a dart/wedge to take up the excess. The dart has not caused discomfort in wearing.
Thought I'd do a post about this just in case I'm not the only one out here with SKINNY LEGS AND ALL...