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My weekend plans got cancelled (for multiple reasons). So I spent today working on altering a blouse. I’ve had this blouse for several years and it has sat in the back of my closet – mostly unworn.

My hips are ~ 14 inches larger than my waist. Which does not fit the current fashion standards of a more, ahem, athletic build that the fashion houses and clothing manufacturers seem to design for.

The fix is fairly easy, I simply need to add a gore to the sides, from the waist down. I have done it before, with other blouses, so I took out my box of black lace and a seam ripper and set to. As you can see in the photos below, the blouse flows much better over my hips and doesn’t bunch up around my waist. Now, I’m much more likely to wear it.