After I blogged about pencil skirts last week (Your suggestions were wonderful, BTW!), I realized I'd done something about the situation and I'd forgotten to write about it. Before I went to Poland, I paid a visit to the tailor and got a slew of skirts taken in at the waist. So, tailors! A girl's best friend? Not exactly - some of the skirts came back better, but not as tucked as I'd like. Others worked really well and I took them on my trip. But then again, I have a very basic understanding of the profession so maybe it would be technically impossible to nip it as much as I'd like. I have to get my hips in it, after all! What's your take on tailoring? Are you a veteran or novice tailoree like me?
|Top, Shoes & Vest: Thrifted | Skirt: Anthropologie | Bag: Gift from my Sister | Shades: Big Y Supermarket|
This may be the whiniest thing I've ever written on the blog -- part of me thinks I shouldn't have to get things tailored. With all the modern sewing inventions, retail options, and body shapes out there, why can't I walk into a reasonably priced/popular store and buy something that fits? Since I finally had some things altered, when I'm shopping and a skirt almost fits, I now calculate the tailor bill too. I think that's why I love DD+ options so much, like Urkye, Biu Biu and DD Atelier. I've bought from them "off the rack" (the Internet rack, that is) and their clothes fit as if it was tailored for me personally. I know it's a ridiculous spoiled rant. You guys can relate, right?