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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Originally Posted by softgrey View Post
i used the leather from a pair of pants to make a nice sash belt for my coat...

now i'm eyeballing some lovely rayon dresses that used to be my mom's but are TINY...
trying to figure out some sacai kind of move that i can do to make them fit me now- like inserting panels on the sides or in the back somehow...
unfortunately, that isnt cheap.

i recently bought a size 38 IT giambattista valli skirt for a steal. it ran even smaller.
i took it to my tailor and they made it bigger. (i think they took material from the bottom or perhaps the material in the hem (tucked inward) i think i paid around 60 bucks. you cant tell at all that the garment was altered.

another time i had a an XS marios schwab dress made bigger. its a bit obvious in the back where they made it bigger by adding panels (by the zipper) i think i paid around 40 bucks for that.

maybe if you shop around bit maybe you can find a tailor that will give you a good deal.

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Join Date: Jan 2004
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40 bucks sounds's a lot of work and it means i have a whole new dress...
sounds like a bargain to me...


i have finally found someone i trust to do this kind of thing, so i'm trying to get as many things done as possible while i have him and before he gets busy with other stuff...

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