niqaeli: Penelope Garcia of Criminal Minds in her domain (your tech goddess here; speak o mortals)
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I thought I'd share this resource: Makeyourownjeans.com.

It's what it says on the tin! Custom-jeans. For about $50/pair. Caveat is that I haven't used them myself but I do know people who have. They're apparently decent quality, and they'll FIT. Given what jeans cost generally, it's a very good deal I think.

I haven't scraped up the dough for a pair, but I plan to. Part of the raeson I've moved over to skirts is the fact that I cannot find off-the-rack slacks or pants of any kind that FIT. Since my hips spread again, my old LB Right Fit black jeans which originally fit me okay if a bit slouchily manage the neat feat of cutting into my belly and falling off of me, at the the same time!

My problem is that I have a really, *really* special snowflake figure and all the stuff made to fit one aspect of me tends to not fit in about three other ways. I have broad, deep hips, but no ass. I have a large bust/small ribcage, and absolutely no waist or torso. And on it goes!

What are your fit challenges when dealing with off-the-rack? How do you deal with them? Are there aspects of your wardrobe/style that might be different, or that you've adapted because of this?

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Date: 2009-11-23 05:41 am (UTC)
hypatia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hypatia
oh wow, this is amazing. thanks so much for sharing!

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Date: 2009-11-23 08:25 am (UTC)
juliet: (corset)
From: [personal profile] juliet
Ooh, shiny.

My problems with off-the-rack are always with trousers (& sometimes skirts): hip-to-waist ratio (mine isn't that large, i.e. my hips don't go out all that much, so things that fit my hips will often gape at the waist), length of crotch, and cyclist's thighs (quite *solid*). I suspect I'd wear trousers more often were these things not the case, although I am moving back towards trousers a little.

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Date: 2009-11-24 01:31 pm (UTC)
hillarygayle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hillarygayle
I have the fortune to be exactly the shape that most plus size clothing manufacturers want a size 16 woman to be. However, I'm a newly minted hospital nurse and as such I have recently begun to be always pushing and pulling and lifting as well as walking sometimes 10 miles in one shift. This means my musculature is getting BIG. ^o^ What a problem to have, right? But while this hasn't meant much to me in plus size stuff, it's getting harder and harder to find straight sizes that will fit me. I was utterly stoked about this jacket one day in Maurice's, but the XL strained over my biceps (and my bust, honestly), and guess what? They didn't come in 2X. I was pissed off. -_- This whole "biceps" thing is making it much much harder for me to find the structured jackets I'm so fond of.

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Date: 2009-12-01 03:01 pm (UTC)
dame_grise: b&w Waterhouse painting (The Lady of Shallot) (Default)
From: [personal profile] dame_grise
I have a problem with a lot of off-the-rack trousers because I'm too tall for being as heavy as I am. it's really frustrating. One of the few places I've found that I can sometimes find trousers that fit is The Avenue, and then I often have to use a belt. It took me 2 years and going to a Ren Faire to have one custom punched to get a belt I could wear.

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Date: 2010-07-05 11:46 am (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
I am so so SO lusting after these!

I am short (5'2") but with a long waist (and I don't like hipsters/low rise jeans) and the back has to be long enough to sit comfortably because of my wheelchair. So I have a really rough time finding jeans that fit. Seriously considering buying some custom-made ones.

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