Archive for Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Aunt Norie’s sewing room

December 23, 2008

Jeans are one of our most favorite garments, for boys and girls alike. One young mother just hurriedly grabbed her daughter’s size and a great color.

The little girl wore them to school next day, no one even guessing or noticing they were low riders, tug, tug to keep them up that next day.

“Even the teacher said I better just ditch them,” the mother said.

She was very pleasantly surprised to hear me say that could be fixed — just lower the crotch.

To do that I just turn one leg down into the other, giving you about a half-view of the garment. The crotch seam opens and can easily be worked with. Suppose you want to lower the crotch 2 inches, so now on the inside leg seam as it comes into the crotch, measure down 2 inches and mark that spot. Now with your chalk or marker, draw a line beginning about 3 inches below the waistband. Follow that seam until it begins to bend into the crotch, only you extend it on down to curve and come out at that 2-inch down mark you made on the inside leg seam.

Those low riders are just a fad, but when it caught on, stores of course began to stock them. Like all fads they will fade out. I think they are already.

Just know that they are easy to change, mom.

Andy Rooney once said, “Opportunities are never lost; someone else will take the ones you lost.”

Have a happy New Year.

Bye now.

— Aunt Norie P.O. Box 265 Tonganoxie, 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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