Tailoring

A Long Jumpsuit Becomes the Perfect Summer Dress

A Long Jumpsuit Becomes the Perfect Summer Dress

One of my favorite things to do with new clothes is to re-design them with my tailor. I started doing this years ago when I began inheriting clothes from my mom during her occasional feng shui attacks that were set off by her overflowing closets. I took her '80s power suits and old Thomas Pink shirts that didn't fit me quite right, or weren't really my style, to our tailor, and a couple weeks later I would have an amazing new dress or shirt that cost a fraction of what something new would. I then started tweaking clothes from my own closet as well as stuff that was purchased brand new. Generally the clothes get small adjustments: a hemline is shortened, cap sleeves become strap sleeves, or the collar of a shirt is removed. These changes always make the clothes look and fit better, and often I'll buy something with the expectation that I'll have it reworked. 

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