In an economy where people are feeling the pinch of salary cuts, it's fair to ask for clothing that fits off the rack. Let me be honest with you, it's usually a gift from the fashion gods when this happens. Pants that are the right length. Tops that hit you at the right point on your hip. Dresses that highlight your best figure flattering aspects.
So, what do you do when you find a fabulous item, but it's slightly too big here, or too long there, or too tight there?
You go to a good tailor.
And you smile at the investment you just made in your item.
See, I discovered with my friend Susan a really great tailor in Belmont, MA who simply did the FASTEST quality work I have ever experienced. (Literally, she brought in jeans to be hemmed, and 10 minutes later, she had a perfectly shortened pair of jeans in hand). And the prices were unbelievably competitive for the Boston area.
So if you live in metro west: go here. She's worth the effort.
hemmingway: tailoring & alterations
597 School Street
jinnie lee (owner & seamstress)
So quit your hemming and hawing: Just go! Spend the $15 to get that clothing item to fit well. You'll wear it longer and with more enthusiasm. To me, that's worth every penny!