The tailor came back with my custom-made suit. It is lovely, but the pants are too big and have to be taken in. He attributes this to a slight mismeasurement on his part in the waist and seat. As he put it,
"Most people go like this *brings hand straight down with a slight bump* but you go like this *waves hand in dramatic s-shaped motion* and so the pants are too big at the top."
And this is after I've lost ten pounds! I shudder to think of my Little Rock rear. Five more pounds and I will be down to my high school fighting weight.