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Fur Coat Repair in Chicago?

I have a vintage mink that requires extensive repairs, and after watching the Migos T-Shirt video I'm ready to drop maybe $200-$300 on it. What's a good spot in Chicago for affordable fur repair/restoration? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 12, 2017 - 0 answers

What do I do with the trimmings from a suit?

Whenever I buy a new suit or pair of wool pants, the tailor always gives me these leftover trimmings. What do I do with these? Are they useful for anything? [more inside]
posted by fremen on Nov 20, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me replace my peacoat

I have a wonderful peacoat with a hood that I have worn out (it is threadbare and beyond care). I've been searching for a replacement for the past 5 winters and can't find one that meets my specs. Does my jacket exist anywhere or should I have it made? [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Oct 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Tribeca Tailor?

I have been tasked with finding a tailor in or very near to Tribeca in New York City. They ideally are open at 7:00am or open until 7:00pm. And this tailor can take in the waist of a pair of pants without making one of the rear pockets off center to the seam. Chinatown is fine as long as it's west of the Canal street 456/NQR station. Other Manhattan neighborhoods considered if the work is really spectacular and inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 4, 2016 - 2 answers

Where can I get a dress made in Atlanta?

My girlfriend's favorite dress in the world was lost last year. We have pictures of it on her and pictures of it from the manufacturer (no longer in business). Who can we go to to get a dress made in Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 17, 2016 - 15 answers

Can someone recommend a tailor in Cypress or near downtown Houston, TX?

I need to get some jeans hemmed. I don't want them to look home-sewn. I'd like the hems to look like they do when they're bought. Can someone recommend a tailor either in Cypress or near I-10 and Washington?
posted by smashface on Aug 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Seamstress/tailor in Atlanta area off Roswell Road?

I'm looking for a wonderful woman who altered my clothes about 10 years ago. I believe she was known for fitting plus sized women well. She made some major changes to some clothes as I lost weight, and did a fantastic job. I'm back in he area but can't seem to find the shop. Does anyone remember this shop? Is it still there or somewhere else?
posted by banjonaut on Jul 1, 2015 - 9 answers

Shirt shoulder issues

Every time I try out a button-up shirt, no matter if it's too big or too small, I get outward-facing ripples on my shoulders (like so and so). Why? And short of getting a completely bespoke shirt, is there anything a tailor can do? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jun 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Sources for custom-made Indian clothing for women (in the US)

I want to have some kurtas and/or salwar kameez made and haven't had much luck figuring out a source. I'm in NYC and a local source would be fine, but I'd be willing to do something like eShakti. I know there are lots of stores that sell this stuff, but most of it is in colors/patterns that are too bright and made out of non-natural fabrics. Basically I'm looking for cool, shady, long-sleeved summer clothes in natural fibers, so any other non-Indian sources would be welcome, too.
posted by agent99 on Feb 19, 2015 - 7 answers

Please explain tailoring to me

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]
posted by latkes on Oct 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Cheap suit alterations in Chicago?

Roommate and I took advantage of Jos A Banks buy 1 get 3 free offer and now have 4 suits that need to be tailored. Are there any quality places that do this for a good price (or would offer a discount for the number of items)? The store charges $40 each and has 2 week turnaround so looking for any recommendations that would be less! We're located in Streeterville but willing to travel for a good deal. [more inside]
posted by JJ987E on Aug 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for Chicago-area tailors and cobblers

Everything I own is falling apart at once, and contradictory Yelp reviews have left me paralyzed when trying to figure out which Chicago-area tailors and cobblers to go to. Beyond short-term emergency repairs, I also have some more complicated long-term tailoring needs (both men's and women's clothes). Help me find people who can repair my clothing and shoes! [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Jul 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Aestheticians, et cetera for a transitioning trans lady in NYC

A friend of mine who is transitioning has asked me to ask MeFi for a couple of recommendations for beauty-related services in New York City. Needs and requirements as follows: [more inside]
posted by brina on Jul 17, 2014 - 2 answers

Searching for a good Camberville-area tailor

I just got a barkcloth jumpsuit that's in need of some alterations. I'm looking for a tailor in the Cambridge/Somerville area that could help me out with this. The tailor my friends keep recommending to me is in Roslindale, and the tailors I've found via Yelp have worked exclusively in menswear. Who's a good tailor on this side of the river that works with womens wear and could help me out with my vintage find?
posted by pxe2000 on Jul 1, 2014 - 12 answers

Seeking seamstress, simple tailoring, Austin Texas

I am looking for a reasonably priced seamstress or tailor in Austin. I love to buy these 70s / 80s silk shirts from thrift shops, they're lots of fun. But the collars are dorky thin, I'd like to have a seamstress or tailor take the collars off. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jun 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Tailor needed to copy shirts, coat in Minneapolis-St Paul area

Looking for a professional or skilled amateur the metro area to make some clothes for me by cutting up and copying existing clothes! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Name that children's picture book - a tailor traveled the world.

After reading a recommendation here for the utterly delightful Ms. Rumphius, I started thinking about kids books about travel that I used to enjoy. When I was a kid I loved a picture book about a kingdom where everyone had to wear black all the time because the prince or princess had died and the kingdom was in mourning, and an apprentice tailor traveled the world by boat and learned about clothing in different cultures and eventually came home and made beautiful colorful clothing for everyone in the kingdom and the sadness over the kingdom was lifted. I have searched and searched and can't remember anything more about it. Can anyone remember? It was a lovely book and I would like to share it with my daughter.
posted by n'muakolo on Mar 30, 2014 - 0 answers

Custom men's shirt/vest pattern?

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]
posted by needlegrrl on Feb 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Where in Baltimore to purchase a suit?

I'm getting married at the beginning of May, and would like to purchase a nice suit for the day. But I want a particular look, and something that is going to last me for years that I can wear regularly, not just for one day. [more inside]
posted by postel's law on Jan 22, 2014 - 15 answers

snowflake skirt needed

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 - 7 answers

Skinny jean tailoring for the short girl

Please help me find a tailor that can alter skinny jeans properly. So far, I have had bad luck with the two I've tried. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Oct 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Raise the...waist.

I have this dress. The waist of the dress hits me below my actual waist (it hits where my hips start), because I'm short. Could a tailor fix the dress by raising the waist seam to where my actual waist is, or should I send the dress back? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on May 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Looking for a good, affordable tailor in London, UK

I've recently discovered the difference that quality tailoring can make to the quality of my wardrobe. Now I'm looking for a great tailor in London who can alter my clothes at a price I can afford. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Apr 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Where to get cardigan sleeves altered in Toronto?

I have an awesome new cardigan, yay! I got ink stains on the sleeve! Boo! Any recommendations for someone in Toronto skilled at alteration? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Mar 16, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I know if a tailor can properly alter a men's dress shirt?

I recently bought a relatively cheap men's sport/dress shirt that I love, but while it fits perfectly around the neck and chest the cuffs are about 1/2 an inch too long and there's just a bit too much fabric in the sleeves for my taste. What would I want to ask a tailor before having them alter my shirt, to ensure they wont mess it up/make it look bad? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Mar 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Tinker Tailer Soldier ... Poor Man

Question about how Smiley investigates the role of Esterhase in both the book and film versions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Spoilers within (plus a bonus request for similar movies). [more inside]
posted by arha on Feb 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Men's Tailor on the UWS of Manhattan.

Need recommendation for a tailor on or near the UWS of Manhattan, NYC . Standard stuff, mostly altering off the rack shirts, pants, and jackets, nothing too extreme but should be familiar with vintage and custom-mades. Would prefer quality over speed or cost.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 20, 2013 - 1 answer

I just want a vee neck.

Can I get cheap tee shirts tailored so they don't choke me to death? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jan 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Breast reduction surgery is another option, I suppose.

I have this dress, and while it fits well at the waist and through my ribs and I've worn it before, it squishes my 30F chest in a way that does not look flattering at all. There is not enough extra fabric to let the dress out, and I can't buy a larger size. Whom in Seattle can I trust to do a great job at converting the zippered back (all the way to my nape, with mesh fabric upper half) to a lace corset back? Any other ideas?
posted by halogen on Nov 28, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I learn to become a bespoke tailor and/or find an apprenticeship in the United States?

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 - 9 answers

A tale of two tailors

ChicagoFilter: I need two tailors. A cheap one for skirts and such that are out of my range to hem or take in. Also a good tailor who might be able to get me an inch on a vintage dress. [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on Aug 8, 2012 - 2 answers

Best bespoke shirtmaker: GreenShag or Trend Custom

[Canadian Bespoke Shirt Filter]: Green Shag vs. Trend Custom Tailors for a true bespoke shirt. Please tell me of your personal, recent experiences with either tailor. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Aug 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me sew a bamboo martial arts gi.

I want to use bamboo fabric to sew a custom martial arts gi. Help me find fabric and plan this out. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jul 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for a Toronto seamstress.

Looking for a good, affordable seamstress/ tailor/ dressmaker in Toronto to take in, and possibly reproduce, an adored dress. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Apr 30, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I get a wedding dress custom-made in China?

How can I get a wedding dress custom-made in either Beijing or Quinhuangdao, China? I'll be there for a few weeks and I have a few questions about how this might be possible. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Recommend a tailor in Richmond, VA for a student

I am a male in my 20's, and I get the same things done every time (shirt sides taken in, coat sleeves taken up, or pant legs hemmed up). Does anyone know of an affordable, quality tailor in Richmond? Every time I call asking for an estimate, they tell me to bring my clothes in to get an estimate. I would waste time and money driving all over town!
posted by sushi69 on Mar 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Give it to me skinny

Is my tailor giving me the true skinny? Can the arms of an expensive sports jacket really be removed in order to cut the shoulder length? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Feb 22, 2012 - 14 answers

I've got to make the suit scream "Ph.D., Your University"

PhillyPhashionPhilter: I want to get a suit altered to make me look as snazzy as possible for some coming graduate school interviews... does anyone have any favorite tailors in Philadelphia (preferably West Philadelphia/University City) who can do affordable men's suit alterations? Thanks, fashion-conscious MeFites! <3
posted by Keter on Jan 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Men's suit alteration

I don't know much about suits, but I do know that the one I own is too big. Tell me (A) very general information about tailors, such as price, how long an alteration takes, and so on, and (B) recommendations particular to Los Angeles, especially affordable ones in reasonable driving distance from West Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Custom-printed fabric + button-down shirts = possible?

Zany custom-printed fabric + button-down shirts = possible? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Sewing for a growing baby

My mother is currrently in Asia and wants her tailor there to make a sack dress for my baby. The tailor wants to know - neck size - chest - length (from base of neck to a hand's breadth above the knee) BUT...baby will be wearing this next summer, when she will be a year and two or three months old, and I have no idea how big she will be! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Nov 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me defy the Jacket-Industrial complex

Looking for a Bay Area tailor to shorten my Dickies jacket. [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Sep 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Pimp me out.

I am in China, have access to a brilliant tailor and a large budget. I have a series of meetings in Shanghai on Tuesday and want some new clothes. Help me look like Bradley Cooper at his very best in Limitless. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Sep 8, 2011 - 5 answers

So, can my suit be sewn?

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]
posted by soonertbone on Aug 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Needed: women's tailor in DC

I need recommendations for a women's tailor in DC, please. [more inside]
posted by EvaDestruction on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How much can women’s clothes be altered?

How much can women’s clothes be altered? [more inside]
posted by IHeartWallabies on Jul 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Tailors for women

Where can I find a tailor that makes clothing that are not suits? [more inside]
posted by jadegenie on Jul 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Ropas en Xela

Looking for a good tailor in Xela, Guatemala. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jun 29, 2011 - 1 answer

Tell me everything about custom suits.

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 - 12 answers

Copycat Couture

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 - 8 answers

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