I’m gonna crow a little. Because I can’t resist a bargain, I am forever buying clothes that are too big, too small or just too oddly shaped for my body. Sometimes I’ve taken said garments into the local dry clean and alteration place but that gets pricey. Sometimes I try and do the alterations myself but if it’s pants that need taking in or letting out the results are usually disastrous.

I thrifted this daisy age jumpsuit (because one pieces ate another thing I can’t resist) and assumed it would fit because the size tag said 5L. But you should never assume anything. In this case, the garment was plenty wide enough but the rise was the problem. I did not realize just how uncomfortable this jumpsuit was until after I tied it on at home.

So I decided to drop the crotch, which