Five feet, no inches.
Size sixteen wide.
I can fit into size fourteen, but I'm thick-waisted and I like to continue breathing when I sit down.
Anyway....when I buy new pants, (that's trousers, not underpants!) I always have to take up the hems by four to six inches.
Recently, I did this with two pairs of new black pants for work.
After a few washes, I noticed the black thread I'd used had faded to grey, (what's with that? never happened before..) making the stitches much more noticeable.
But I'm most certainly not going to unpick and resew them, I had enough trouble the first time!
My eyesight isn't what it used to be, black on black is hard to see, plus it took me longer to thread the needle than do the actual sewing.
So what did I do?
I lightly touched each stitch, making them once again indistinguishable from the black pants fabric.
Sharpie's are also good for covering scuff marks on school and work shoes.
Colour them in with the Sharpie, then polish as usual.
It doesn't work on patent leather though, that stuff is just too shiny.
Small scuffs and nicks in patent leather can be fixed with shavings of a matching coloured wax crayon smoothed into the nick or scuff with a hot knife and levelled off.
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