/r/Tailors

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If you're a tailor, join. share your work. give tips to other tailors if you think your methods are more effective.

If your a normal person wanting to know something about tailoring, ask away

OK. so whats this subreddit all about?

For Tailors. it is a place you can show off your work, ask questions about other peoples work, and offer constructive criticism (and I mean constructive. no saying work is rubbish without an explanation) we can all learn more from each other this way. some folk might have more efficient or better ways of doing things while others might spend the time to get something to look spot on. share and share alike

For folk learning. here is a place you can ask your questions and hopefully get good answers. For trained tailors I think we all need to agree that its a dying trade and we need to keep it alive. this is one way.

For general folk who can't so much as sew, its a good place to get your questions aswered if you have any. for example, if you have a suit that doesn't quite fit properly and want to know if anything can be done. or if your not sure about the fit of your suit, you can post a photo of yourself wearing said suit (no birthday suits. we got gonewild for that) and a tailor can have a look

if we get enough tailors that are interested, we can do a wikithing. because there is bugger all information on the internet for mens cutting and tailoring apart from one (very good) forum

/r/Tailors

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Why is the collar not laying right?

My husband had had this suit for around 5 years and recently the collar hasn’t been laying right and is exposing the underside of the collar. Why is it doing this and what can be done to fix it?

5 Comments
2024/03/26
00:31 UTC

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Can the cowl neckline be altered?

Hi! I’m a bridesmaid in a wedding and I just got my dress in and the cowl neckline reveals a lot more than what it did when I first tried it on in store. Likely because I tried on a bigger size so there was more fabric. So my question is if the excess material from the cowl neck can be raised to offer a bit more coverage?

0 Comments
2024/03/25
23:02 UTC

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Do these pants just not fit? Everything is loose except for the groin area. I adjusted the front seam to be longer and have more of a curve but it still has a very prominent "V" formed from the side pleats to crotch. Advice would really be appreciated

5 Comments
2024/03/25
22:31 UTC

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Is it possible to change the neckline on this dress?

I don't like the long bow. One option is to cut it off and make the neckline close by adding buttons. But if we do that I think it needs to be stiffened up so it stands. Also I don't want it too tight against my neck. Another option that I prefer the look of, is to make it a one shoulder dress and use that extra fabric to kind of make an attached sash that goes down the front and back of it. What do you think?

3 Comments
2024/03/25
19:30 UTC

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Can this bridesmaid dress be altered to cover larger busts? The other girls in the bridal party have small busts, so will look great, but this style neckline does not work on me whatsoever. How do I alter it to not be so exposed? Thank you!

21 Comments
2024/03/25
17:15 UTC

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Is it possible to recreate this jacket/flannel

This is my fiancés favorite jacket/flannel that belonged to her grandfather. It means so much to her and she is very sad it is gone. I want to try and recreate it for her.

Two questions

  1. Is it possible to do?
  2. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thank you!!

4 Comments
2024/03/25
01:53 UTC

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Is it possible to shorten the sleeves on this cardigan?

I bought (this cardigan)[https://www.brooksbrothers.com/big-%26-tall-fine-merino-wool-cardigan-sweater/XS00032.html] from Brooks Brothers and I really like it, but the sleeves are just a few inches too long for my arms.

I would like to have them hemmed in a way that retains the same look as the original sleeves.

I have no idea what type of tailor could do this, if it's possible or what to even ask for?

Any help you have would be greatly appreciated.

9 Comments
2024/03/24
20:37 UTC

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Would it be possible to tailor this dress a size down?

I want to by this wedding dress used from someone but it would need to be altered as it is a size 2 and I need a size 0. Before I buy from them, I want some other opinions. Would this be easy or hard? An expensive alteration or standard?

16 Comments
2024/03/24
13:52 UTC

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Can 7” inseam Old Navy khaki shorts become 5” inseams easily?

Is it possible to take some average 7” inseam khaki shorts & make them into 5”? They’re draw string shorts btw.

Lost some lbs & wanna show off the quads finally 😎

3 Comments
2024/03/24
04:06 UTC

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Altering after weight loss

My husband and I have lost a substantial amount of weight - I am down to about a US size 8 from a 12-14, and he has gone from a 36 waist to a 32-34. We have so many clothing items that are brand new and the thought of replacing everything seems wasteful.

Just wondering what the average cost is to size down pants/shorts. I'm in Arizona if that is helpful. Thanks!

5 Comments
2024/03/23
18:02 UTC

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Oversized Blazer

I have an oversized blazer that I bought years ago from a thrift store. Back then, I didn't know how clothes should fit. The blazer is made of 150s wool. The fit is poor, and I am unsure what to do with it. Can a tailor fix it even if the shoulders are bigger than my proper size? And how much would this cost?

Thank you in advance for your advice

2 Comments
2024/03/23
08:33 UTC

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How does nobody measure rear panel at seat?

For example I have a round seat. Should wear levis 569 but my thigh is not big. I try to check measurement but nobody put size in seat and nobody even measure it. Where obviously is difference there between Levis 505 and 569 for example. I found one Levis 505 that have measurement of seat 12,5 and 2" below crotch point 12" and it is best fitting jeans I had evewer. Other 505 are to tight in seat and 569 to loose in thigh.

https://preview.redd.it/9nmjbi39vzpc1.jpg?width=3000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=27130b1198c463615fcf9885addbc848927be6f0

0 Comments
2024/03/23
02:30 UTC

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amateur seamstress looking for luxury fabrics

hi! im in the midst of planning a drapery project and I can't seem to find fabric that fits the vision and there's only fabricland in my city. can anyone recommend somewhere to look online for beautiful fabrics?

8 Comments
2024/03/23
01:36 UTC

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Can this dress be altered?

This is the dress in question:

https://www.nastygal.com/ca/structured-bardot-puff-sleeve-mini-prom-dress/BGG14473.html?color=194

I want it to wear for my wedding, but my weight always fluctuates. Is this something that can we altered to make smaller?

Thank you!

1 Comment
2024/03/22
17:19 UTC

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My lace came all the way out the top of my boot, I need to wear these boots in an hour, any ideas?

8 Comments
2024/03/22
15:40 UTC

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I have a square piece of suede material sewn inside of my suede jacket, There is a number 28 under it, what is this and what does this number mean?

2 Comments
2024/03/22
14:04 UTC

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I'm Making A Men's Dress Shirt For School, Help?

Hey there, I'm doing a project for my sewing class in high school, which is a men's dress shirt. I am making this out of old clothes that can not be worn anymore.

My design is very creative as it has to be for the teacher's brief. It's reversible (one side a causal look, one side more dressy). I have one side as patchwork and the other with a attached vest. I am choosing to use poplin fabric so it will hold it's shape. On the causal side it will have a zip with no collar. For the dressy side it will have buttons and a attachable collar. It's also going to be short sleeve with cuffs. I have done a few shirts and dresses before but nothing like this.

I have over 2 month to make it so I will have time to practice anything needed.

Is there anything I can ask my teacher to teach me to help make it? Any tips or tricks? Any help at all, I'm very thankful for.

3 Comments
2024/03/22
10:10 UTC

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Pocket problems: Can pockets be altered?

Hey everyone,

I'm struggling to find pants that suit my needs. I really prefer pants with side pockets because they fit more items and my hands fit comfortably in them, but it seems like most pants these days have those tiny round pockets that don't fit much at all. Is there a way to buy pants with round pockets and switch them out for side pockets? I asked my local tailor, but she wasn't sure. Any advice or tips would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :)

6 Comments
2024/03/22
01:30 UTC

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