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Unread 10-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Red face Would anyone be able to help me shorten my sleeves?

Okay, so this isn't exactly cosplay related. However this is the only place I know of that actually has a pretty good sewing/tailoring community. My problem is, I have a petite frame so all my sleeves on my hoodies/sweatshirts are far to long, because my shoulders aren't as broad at the standard pattern.

Would anyone be willing to fix these for me if I sent them my clothes? (and paid of course)
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Unread 10-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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look locally, there is bound to be a tailor or two in your area. Many dry cleaners also have tailors.
Adding shipping to a tailoring bill seems silly to me, let alone the fact that if you do it locally you will give the tailor the advantage of actually doing the pinning on you.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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This is also a project that's simple enough that you might consider trying to do it yourself.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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Yep. To piggyback on what Penlowe said - Whenever you need something adjusted and tailored specifically for your body, it's always better to have that done in person. There is just far too much room for error when trying to do things remotely, without ever being able to meet the client, measure them yourself, and double-check the fit on them before finishing. It means relying on someone who doesn't sew at all to be able to provide their own measurements, even though they may not know how.

Also, you will have the final product a lot faster if you don't have to wait around for the shipping process, and you won't have the additional overhead of all those shipping costs. Going directly to a local tailoring shop, you should have your clothes back in a day or two.
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