Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cheap manufacturers, or anything to save a buck :(

No wonder all of my newer blouses gap open between buttons at exactly the spot where I don't want them to gap open between buttons--my newest blouses have only seven buttons rather than eight. The photo illustrating this post should give you a pretty good idea of what I'm kvetching (complaining) about. (Cynic that I am, I wonder whether the trend toward so-called "split-necked" tops is just a money-saving move--notice that there's absolutely nothing where the top two or three buttons should be.) Thank you so much for keeping a woman's modesty in mind. Not. :(

Bottom (or top) line: Since I have fairly narrow shoulders, either I can buy a size 12 blouse and look like I'm wearing a potato sack, or I can buy a size 10 and risk ending up with, you should pardon the expression, a visible means of support.

This post is the most recent addition to my "design" series.


Blogger rickismom said...

One can sew snaps inbetween (although, yes, it is a real pain to have to do so.....)

Sun Nov 21, 04:11:00 PM 2010  
Blogger CrazyJewishConvert said...

I keep shirts buttoned up and put a safety pin between the buttons to keep the fabric closed. Then I just put the shirt on over my head. I've been doing this for about 2 years, and it works really well! The safety pins even survive the wash :)

But regardless, I still wear an underwear just in case!

Sun Nov 21, 04:54:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Rickismom, given the fact that I'm a secretary with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and two formerly-broken wrists, I really try to avoid sewing unless absolutely necessary, and the thought of sewing snaps onto practically every blouse I own . . . Thanks for the suggestion, but that's just not going to work for me.

Chavi, I might get away with putting on a size 12 without unbuttoning the buttons, but that almost certainly wouldn't work with a size 10. I hate the thought of going back to camisoles because I get overheated in an overheated room as it is, but that may be the best solution. :( I hope to have a minute tonight to try on my 10s over the one ancient camisole that I can find and see whether they fit over the extra layer.

Mon Nov 22, 11:44:00 AM 2010  

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