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June 21, 2012 7:34 AM Subscribe
Help me find a not-outrageous tailor for casual women's clothing in Seattle.
posted by sweltering to clothing, beauty, & fashion (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need to get a tailor for reasonable wardrobe of casual women's clothes to be worn 3-4 times a week in Seattle, on a budget but doesn't have to be dirt cheap.
My sudden need for clothes? Brand new disease modifying drug. I've been convalescing for several years and haven't been out of my pajamas much. Just recently I've been up and around enough, consistently, that I've been able to take myself to doctor's appointments and even (gulp) go out to eat for the occasional meal. We bought me a car. I am doing stuff on my own again after five years of being in too much bone crushing pain and exhaustion to do anything but hold down the couch. Yay! But I deconditioned and my body is shaped funny. I've gained a lot of weight while laying prone and it will be awhile before I'm strong enough to even contemplate challenging my body with exercise and weight loss. Thing is, I am now very improbably proportioned. I shopped with a Nordstrom personal shopper who found me a couple (very loose) tops but who told me my shape (molded from years of inactivity and muscle wasting) was not fitting into normal misses clothing sizes--- not even to the point where Nordstrom's free tailoring would do its magic.
I need to find a tailor who can make me clothes to fit my very particular body shape. It seems like all the tailor and bespoke sites I am finding are for wedding dresses or for men. Doesn't somebody make slacks and casual shirts for women in Seattle? Dare I ask for jeans or dresses? I prefer to stay in town and not use Etsy, because I think that meeting in person clarifies the muscle wasting and body shape issues I'm dealing with in a way measurements never could. Prefer to buy classic, timeless pieces that will be with me for awhile. My style, back when I had one, leaned toward vintage. I'd say I'm a bit more conservative and understated now. The personal shopper was right, in advance, though -- normal clothing hangs really funny on me, right now, and it's got a lot of room to hang before it will fill in. It's not like I'm going to grow into it.
Thanks for your Seattle women's tailor suggestions (or alternate suggestions for custom clothes when one's body is oddly shaped?). Seattle personal shopper suggestions also welcomed, if you think they could help.