Originally Posted by cjohnson728
I agree! And even so, isn't the average woman about 5'4"? Why do they make stuff to be long on even that height (sorry, April
I wish I could sew. That is one thing I never did get the hang of. In junior high, for home ec, I used to sneak my stuff home and have my grandmother fix it after I botched it in class. That being said, I have hemmed and sewn on buttons. With the little ability I have with that, I wouldn't hem dress pants, but if the material is such that my stitches wouldn't be too visible, I'll do it myself. I think they also make a double-sided fabric tape that you can use to just fold up the excess inside the pant leg and have it stay...check Walmart, Target, Joann's.
If you find a pair that fits you well, you can try to find the same kind via catalog on the internet...much better selection and no snooty salespeople. And no dressing room lighting and mirrors
. My rule is to only order stuff if there's free shipping.
I've ended up having to order a lot of things online. The problem is with my size shifting over the past year I haven't been able to buy very much at one time without wasting money (I bought some pants I never wore because I shrank out of them). Plus one style's "petite" could be to my ankles and another style's "petite" could still come down over the top of my shoes, so it's difficult.
One of the things that made me laugh was that the sales lady who I was talking to had her pants coming down way over her shoes and she told me she was average length. I guess if she wants to trip and fall down flat on her face then that's fine but I don't particularly want to do that.