I would like to have a few shirts made, I think? And maybe, eventually a suit? Please explain the basics of a professional tailor. [more inside]
I'd like someone to draft a custom men's shirt pattern for me, so that I can make dress shirts from it for Mr. Needlegrrl. I am quite proficient with sewing, but not with men's patterning, and collars? ugh. Would a tailor do this? other suggestions? [more inside]
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]
I want to use bamboo fabric to sew a custom martial arts gi. Help me find fabric and plan this out. [more inside]
I bought a suit a few months ago and I just discovered it has a hole in the sleeve. Is this something that can possibly be fixed? If yes, who should I take it to in NYC? [more inside]
How much can women’s clothes be altered? [more inside]
How do I make the bands on my bras smaller? Or make them fit snugger in some other way? [more inside]
Copy my dress shirts - Is there a tailor who can make exact replica's of my best fitting button down dress shirt? [more inside]
Can you recommend a seamstress or tailor in San Francisco? I need to replace the lining in my favorite vintage winter coat. [more inside]
I think I need a seamstress or seamster, but I am not sure how to find one. [more inside]
How does one go about getting a tailor to clone one's favorite item of clothing? [more inside]
I need to make myself a full-size tailors dummy - suggestions for material and construction please? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a tailor in Seattle or the Eastside? I need alterations done on several pieces of women's clothing, somewhat more complicated than just doing hems, so I would like a real tailor, not a dry cleaning shop that does alterations. I've already Googled, but would much prefer a referral to someone whose services you have actually used.
Can anyone recommend a skilled, reasonably-priced tailor in Los Angeles (preferably on the westside)? Mostly I'm looking for someone who can do some significant suit alterations and occasionally make an outfit from scratch if I provide the material and pattern. I really like the seamstress at my dry cleaners and am happy to have her hem skirts and pants when needed, but I'm looking for someone to do some more advanced work. Any ideas? Thanks!
ClothingFilter: I need to find a tailor to make some alterations to an expensive sportcoat. The retailer I bought it from only does alterations to new items, and their tailor works for them... I've always had good experiences with that tailor, but the other things I've gotten done (through the place that dry cleans my clothes) really sucked. How can I find a good tailor besides trial and error? [more inside]