Things got a little ugly in my closet this morning when I went to get dressed. My jeans were angry, my friends. Very angry.
Further proof that there's nothing new under the sun: in 1936, women were worried about
pretty much the same things we are. I'm not sure whether that's sad or comforting . . .
I guess there was just a little too much feasting over the holiday weekend. But I wouldn't say I really have any regrets. Given the chance, I'd probably eat it all again. Today, in fact.
That's why I was relieved to find these helpful hints
in a 1939 Ladies' Home Journal:
Of course, the obvious thing to do if a dress is too tight is put on one of the more tent-like selections in your closet. I keep a variety of sizes on hand at all times, in case I encounter just such a post-Thanksgiving emergency.
And although it probably goes without saying, sweat pants are always your friends. But if you need to look like you still have a bit of self esteem, it would probably be wiser to try some tricks like these:
Since I'm not too good with a sewing machine, I'm going to need something even simpler that I can accomplish with a needle and thread, like this:
A simple running stitch around the perimeter
that I can cinch up nice and tight should do the trick . . .
but then again, I am pretty good at unpicking . . .
Happy Back-to-Reality Monday!