I never used to be open to the idea of tailoring clothes - I figured that paying for it in the first place was all the money I would spend on an item of clothing, and just lived with it if it didn’t fit perfectly. Not so anymore. I think the teachings of Stacy and Clinton have finally reached me, as I now acknowledge that if you are going to invest in a quality piece, you owe it to it and yourself to make sure that it fits as awesomely as possible.
Which leads me to my realization about Pinup Girl Clothing: my new dresses are all a little big in the bust - not something I am used to in clothes. But when I order from PUG according to the size chart, I am always at the smaller end of the bust and waist measurement range, but at the large end of the hips (I am a 2X, the largest of the sizes they offer). It was especially apparent in the above dress, which I wore for the first time today. I had to keep tugging at it to cover my bra, and eventually buttoned up my cardigan so I wouldn’t have to worry about it. So I will be looking for a good tailor before I wear it again, and will get my other dresses fixed up at the same time. A bit of a pain, but it will be so worth it in the end.
dress - Golightly ‘Lolita’ from Pinup Girl Clothing, shoes - Clarks Unstructured, cardigan - Suzy Shier, necklace - Walmart