WELL, all you gals, I 'used' to sew when I could buy a great pattern, say Vogue, size 10 (equating to about a size 8 in ready made), and did not have to alter a thing. Yeah. Now, I really don't want to sew for something that resembles a knockwurst. Guess that is why I took up knitting again. Ready to wear is mostly made for sticks and bones so shopping, well, who needs it. Just click away at the needles. As an old friend of ours used to say, "age doesn't enhance ones looks." Little did I know back then.