My mom was in town this weekend. Actually she has been here for a week so there has not been a lot of sewing going on. We went to JCPenny's to find her a pair of petite pants. There aren't many places that sell petite clothing. I never realized it before. Anyway, while she was trying clothing on, I was looking at the construction of the clothing there. Yikes. The topstitching was visibly wonky, the facings wrinkled and flipped to the front, the hems were not straight, etc. In a nutshell, things just looked cheap. I really haven't been shopping in one of these big department stores in a long time. I used to go to Lamont's (bought out by Gottschalks) when I was in high school because it was all we had. I never really looked at the quality then but has it always been so bad or has the quality gone down recently? Is the bad economy forcing them to cut corners?
I am so glad I am sewing my own clothing nowadays.
The quality of shoes looked good and I walked out with two new pairs. :) That's what happens when you are waiting for someone else to find pants that fit.
I should have a new top with snaps in a day or two. It's getting mighty close. I feel like I'm exceedingly slow but my mom's been in town, a good friend was here for a week, school started, yadda, yadda, yadda. I will survive.