...jeans and me just are not the besties we use to be. No, it's not my age, or my shape, it's just that my beloved denim wear is not being cut or made the way they use to be. First there's the lycra/spandex/stretch factor. I can remember when I was appalled when offered a pair of jeans that had the stretch factor; after all, it just wasn't necessary for me back then. Now a days I might just be telling myself this, but the added stretch is necessary. Maybe I'm delusional, or might it just be because the cut of RTW jeans is just different now???
I've purchased jeans fit perfectly after a wash, but then can hold me and another person by lunchtime. (And that's after I've eaten lunch) my favorite pair of jeans now have a BIG OLD wedge tuck in the center back waistband so I can keep them up. The big wedge tuck, though not a profession alteration, was just a quick way to make them work for me. I really don't mine the tuck.
Now the Boot Cut legs are driving me crazy. Much too wide at the hem and makes me feel dated. So today I decided to make them skinny....enter Look TV. Should be an easy process, but having never preformed the procedure I clicked on YouTube to find me some help. That's when I discovered Look TV, and one of my favorite designers, Nick Verreos. You remember Nick I'm sure. Project Runway Season 2, and the dark horse of Season 1 (I hope there's more to come) Under the Gunn. By the way Nick was my horse from the very start of the race. I favored him and understood his problem of being too hands on with the designers he mentored. I defended him til the end and then when he won! On the other hand I never did like Anya, but had loved Mondo until he showed his little cut throat side on this show. Just my humble opinion.