The internet was being retarded, so I wrote the rest many hours ago:
Jeez, the internet is slow today. And not working half the time. Oh well.
I have an idea based partially on the comments from my last entry. I originally got this idea back when I was 14 or so. I think that started when I tried on some of Megan's clothes - now THAT was an interesting experience... her clothes were huge on me, so I kept tripping over them, and I won't even get into how big her shoes were... Megan, if you're reading this, I hope you're laughing. We're mismatched bookends. Anyway, someone needs to come up with a better clothing sizing system. And then designers need to start making clothing for people of various sizes.
Why are most clothes designed to fit a generic body? Very few people have all the "average" measurements. Take me for example. I'm around 4 foot 9, 135-140 pounds (which is actually pretty heavy for someone my height), and my measurements are... well, I don't really know them, but they lean toward the large side, and they're certainly not 36-24-36 (and I'm not 5'3" either). I usually just wear large or extra-large shirts (I like my shirts loose) and size 14-or-so pants. My mom hems about 9 inches off my pants whenever I buy new ones. A lot of people think I must wear kid sizes because I'm so short. But I'm not tiny everywhere. I'm pudgy and have "good breeding hips" (yes, a random SCA merchant told me that once, and I almost smacked him with my Gatorade bottle even though there was a row of daggers between us). Therefore, kid sizes don't fit me. Well, kids shoes fit me, but I have wide feet, so I have to wear either wider girls shoes or boys shoes. Yep, size 2, baby! At least I never have trouble buying socks. I just wish my sister would stop buying me the cutesy girly socks at Limited Too... I mean, I like cutesy things, but right now my sock collection makes me look like a 6-year-old with an affinity for monkeys and frogs. Well, I like monkeys and frogs, I just don't need several pairs of sparkly, girly ankle socks. I hate ankle socks. My ankles like to stay warm, thankyouverymuch.
Ok, I am insane. Anyway, designers should keep "people of diverse sizes" in mind. And I still find it incredibly amusing that Nick's pants fit me perfectly around the hips despite being about a foot and a half too long.
I'm really sick of wasting time in this lab because the fucking internet won't work for several minutes at a time. Grrrr!