Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not saying I make all of my clothes (I do make some, sometimes it's easier to get the right fit that way) but I do tend to alter almost everything I purchase in one way or another.
Sometimes I add a bit to a hemline (I have long legs and some skirts look indecently short on me) sometimes I take in a waist-line (because my hip to waist ratio is a fair span) but the most common alteration I do on my own clothes? Taking in the arm-holes. I'm telling you, as a plus-sized and busty gal, sometimes in order to get things to fit properly in the bust without being crazy stretched out requires a fair amount of adjustment under the arms.
Now it skims past my waist (with lots of breathing room) hits me at the hips nicely and doesn't bag out under the arms sharing my bra choice with the rest of the world. If it's a possibility for you - sometimes sizing up and making a few alterations can make a world of difference in your clothes.
And if you don't sew? Don't fret! Most dry-cleaners will have a tailor on hand who can make minor adjustments on your clothes and their fees are usually quite reasonable. Or ask your friends - you may know someone who sews who would like to make a few extra $$ on the side! You never know!
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