Am I alone? I don't know.
I've been able to wear pretty much the same size for a very long time now. But it seems I've been dupped by clothing manufacturers. It seems that as I've been getting bigger so has the size of my clothing although it says it's still the same size.
Why do I get such a "high" when I go clothing shopping, spend tons of time in the dressing room with 5 different pair of the same jeans and cheer when I fit into the the smallest one? Especially since I know that if I pick up a different brand that I'll need a size or two "bigger."
Lately it seems that the stores are not ordering the size that fits me. I wear small sizes and sometimes that means a size 4...but the stores order a size 6 and bigger. I'm not paying full price for clothing to have to take it home and learn how to alter it. That's crazy.
So I bought a pattern to make my own clothes. I've been sewing costumes for years...regular clothes can't be that hard, right?
But then I take my measurements and it says I wear a *gulp!* size 10! WHAT THE? Since when did I get to be a size 10? What is going on here? And the sad part is that I can't make myself believe that I'm really a size 10, so I can't cut the pattern out and make myself the size 10 skirt that should be my perfect fit because something in my head is saying "I'M NOT REALLY A SIZE 10!!!! I'm a size 4, see I can prove it, look at these pants."
I know my once 24 inch waist is now a 27 inch. So how can I possibly be a size 4. But really a size 10??? I never imagined.
*sigh* off to sew my size 10. Maybe if it fits me wonderfully I'll be happy and not care.