I would like to find a seamstress or tailor to make a custom pencil skirt for me that I can wear to work (so, stuffy business fabric). My attempts to google a solution have not been successful. I either find places that want to charge me $300 or more (nope!), places that do alterations (I need it made from scratch), or places that make custom clothing for men but not women, or brides but not non-brides. I am located in lower Manhattan but have a subway card and am willing to use it. Can anyone suggest where I can go to have a nice suit-like pencil skirt created for me?
posted by prefpara
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I'm trying to install drivers other than the ones Windows 7 auto-installs. I've unchecked auto-install drivers, but from the googling I've done it appears this solution only prevents Windows from downloading drivers. It will still auto-install ones previously existing on the computer. [more inside]
posted by Autumn
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Can anyone who writes Arabic tell me what a proper Arabic alphabetical list should look like?
Can anyone who knows XSLT help me with this Arabic list once we know how it should look? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Aug 21, 2013 -
We're looking for an engagement ring, and I've fallen in love with an antique ring 1
. But it's out of our price range by a factor of seven. Please suggest alternatives, so that we can get something that looks similar, but is around 5,000 USD. [more inside]
posted by eulily
on Jul 4, 2013 -
I would like to have a batch of canvas tote-bags made with custom artwork, with the following design caveat: The logo/artwork wraps around each side of the bag. What specific companies can do this for small batches (50-100, max)? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I want to set up a Google search that searches a set of 15 domains. Google's "Advanced Search" doesn't do the trick. Is there a workaround? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour
on Jun 20, 2013 -
I'm in China and I can get any suit custom made. That's great because I'm tall and heavy. That's also daunting because I have to show up with pictures of what I want. I find it tough to find good links to websites with tips for people like me. What modern suit would look good on me?
posted by krautland
on Jun 8, 2013 -
I am making myself a custom recipe book with all my recipes out of an old journal. On the spine, I was going to engrave "From the kitchen of Jane Doe" but I feel kind of meh about that and was hoping somebody had a better suggestion! [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Everything I do, all day, every day, hurts. The more I do things that are painful, the more the pain snowballs. We're going to build a house that we hope will help reduce the accumulation of pain, and maybe even let me recover a little. Help me make sure I'm covering all the bases in house design accommodations. [more inside]
posted by galadriel
on Feb 13, 2013 -
My fiance is half-Norwegian, and all the family he's in contact with are pretty Norwegian. We're having a wedding and trying to honor each other's heritages. I need touches and customs that can be added to said wedding. Problem: while googling on the internet for Viking stuff and/or meaningful runes, I'm finding a ton of racist stuff. My fiance has done antifa work and I just plain hate Nazis. How can I find cool customs that have not been appropriated by horrible people, and how can I buy jewelry (particularly ring-type) that isn't going to racist pockets? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Where can I (or can I?) order *one* heat changing coffee mug that displays one custom message when cold and another, slightly different custom message when filled with hot liquid? Google returns only "blank revealing custom image" mugs. Is this even possible? Maybe you can't put regular ink under changing ink? Screenprinting scientists: give me the scoop before I wear my googling fingers to the bone.
posted by lilnublet
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Who can make me some custom celtic jewellery for my wife's christmas (my design, on a necklace) [more inside]
posted by ewan
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Can you suggest some place to buy custom return address labels, who have a good reputation and tasteful templates? Google has a thousand tacky options that all seem the same.
posted by smackfu
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Which UK companies have good reputations for doing custom builds of PCs? Are there any that have given you particularly good/bad service? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE
on May 31, 2012 -
What's the best place to go for custom magnetic signs that you put on the side of your car to advertise your business? [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on May 8, 2012 -
Where can I find a cheap-ish but legit person to make me a custom bracelet or necklace of the gemstones Morganite and Larimar? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Can any print-on-demand book companies offer a non-standard, horizontal/landscape orientation for a full-color book with artwork on every page? Is there an ebook option for a book in this format? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Mar 29, 2012 -
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back!
I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me.
I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I love websites that allow me to make my own custom items. What services are there where I can submit an illustration or plans and get my own custom something
that I can keep or gift to others? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Take a large sedan, paint it some obnoxious color, and bolt on absurdly large wheels: what is this style of modified vehicle called, and why do people think it looks cool? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Nov 3, 2011 -
I need to order custom-sized paper bags to be part of the packaging of shipments of bread. The bags need to be large — hence the need to go custom. I'm thinking 12" x 18", and expandable enough to fit a height of 4-5". Most bags I've seen have a flat bottom, but are gusseted to expand — that's what I imagine ordering.
Any recommendations on a place that could do this for me? NYC-specific would be great, but I'm willing to order from any company that can do it quickly and at an affordable price. We're talking orders in the 100s or 1000s, but most likely not in the 10,000s — at least to start. I'd need them to print a logo on the bags as well. They'd also need to keep in moisture and not get oily from the bread.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I need to order cardboard boxes for shipping products. Approximately 24″x20″x10″. They need to have my company's logo printed on them in black ink. They should be a basic brown box. We'd need 500 or 1000 at a time, probably.
I see that there's quite a few places to order them online — BoxGeek, CustomerBoxes Now, etc — with varying prices. Ordering through them without a recommendation would be somewhat of a crapshoot, though.
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a company they've worked with before? The size of the box isn't set in stone — if it's cheaper to go with a similar but different size, that's OK.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Mac Customisation: Where can i find a black or chocolate brown theme that actually WORKS with osx lion? Deviantart and the top google results show nothing... [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Aug 10, 2011 -
This Newt Gingrich Mefi post
about paid Twitter followers had me looking at my own Twitter stream more closely. Now I'm concerned. I don't auto-follow, but I'm following Twitterers I don't remember choosing to follow at all! Help me get to the bottom of this, please. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Is there any resources I could use for getting a custom email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) cheaply/free? Features don't matter. [more inside]
posted by solarion
on Jul 12, 2011 -
I have the opportunity to have a custom suit made in western Japan (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto). Money is no object
. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Jun 29, 2011 -
How should I go about finding someone to build a custom guitar display case? [more inside]
posted by DigDoug
on Jun 9, 2011 -
Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jun 8, 2011 -
I need someone to copy a dress without taking it apart (preferably in NYC, but I'll consider shipping it!) [more inside]
posted by mccn
on Jun 6, 2011 -