Dress lengths were always way below the knee, when the style was above the knee. Jacket sleeves were way too long. So everything was ill fitting. If we complained she would get insulted that we were questioning her masterpiece. I of course would keep my mouths shut but my sister was the rebel of the household and would never keep quiet.
We both knew my mother meant well but when they were new they were always big and usually by the next season they were too small, so her goal of getting tons of wear out it never seemed to work.
After my sister outgrew, my mother's creations, they were then handed down to me. Everything was still looked new so I should have been thrilled but my sister who was 3 years older then me was tall and thin and I was short and chunky. The results were a disaster. My mom took such enjoyment from creating things for my sister and I. She went on to also make really cute outfits for my children when they were little.
What I have learned is that sometimes it's better to gracefully except the gifts from others even when it's not always what you really wanted. I miss my mom and if she was alive today I would happily wear whatever she made for me. Hmmm well maybe not happily.
|Even Kim Kardashian wears ill fitted clothing or maybe its just bad taste.|