Sunday, July 5, 2009

I HATE, HATE, HATE Clothes Shopping

Yes, I am one of those strange women who would rather dig a ditch then step foot into a dressing room but I had to find something to wear for my son's wedding that is in just seven days. Now, I did not wait till the last moment. I ordered three different outfits on line and thought I was done. They arrived, I tried them on and I guess I am really shrinking..... I even measured myself but I guess I did not do a very good job of it. Anyway, put on the first skirt and it fell to the floor, then the second and the same results. The third skirt even had elastic and a drawstring - well after I pulled it tight enough to stay on it looked horrible. So I have them all to send back. That means having to go off the farm and into stores.

So, I stepped foot into the only clothing store close to me - Kohls - did not find one thing for the wedding but I tried on jeans because you guessed it mine are falling off. I could not believe it - 5 sizes smaller then the jeans I came in with!!!
Can you believe it - no wondering I was swimming in my clothes. GREAT - but now to find the right pair. I think I tried about thirty different styles and finally one that worked. So I purchased one in blue jeans and one in black jeans. I even treated myself to a couple of new cotton tops.

Wait, still no cothes for the wedding. So I drove to the outlet mall and five hours later came away with a linen bias cut ankle length skirt and a cotton camisole top with eyelet insets. I also purchased a great pair of bronze mules that are so comfortable but very trendy. So now I went home and spun some white silk and bronze linen together and I am now making me a shawl. I am also going to weaving that same spun yarn thru the eyelet lace to make it look like it all belongs together. Since it will be a hot July day in a garden - I really did not want to wear too much or I would turn into a puddle. I showed the outfit to "Brooke" the bride to be and she really liked it - or maybe she was being nice but either way I have my outfit.... Jumping up and down because I Hate, Hate, Hate clothes shopping....

I am also deconstructing a pearl necklace and redesigning it to work with the outfit. I am also making the jewelry for the bride and bridesmaids. So far the beaded Gerbera Daisies are not coming out the way I wanted but I will get it to work - Patience was low last night with all the fireworks going off and scaring the animals so I will start up again today.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I hate clothes shopping too.. Its a total bore so i buy everything online..but i'd much rather buy fiber and fabric for projects! Sounds like your outfit will be beautiful.. I hope you post a pix of it!

monica said...

I am with you on the clothes shopping thing! I can't tell you the last time I went shopping!

scifichick said...

I hate buying clothes too! Especially pants/skirts. They never seem to fit right or look good. I am wondering if I should just buy a pattern and sew my own if I need a new pair.

Bright Meadow Farms said...

I'm with you on the clothes shopping. But I usually need a bigger size, not a smaller one. I think I might like clothes shopping if I was 5 sizes smaller!

Yolanda said...

I hate clothes shopping too! Especially when you know you're going to be in pictures forever. Did you try any bridal dress stores near you? What about http://www.gatheringguide.com/ec/bridal_shops_dresses.html to find some you might have missed? I discovered that shopping for my niece's wedding last year. Also, congrats on losing weight!