So one reader asked where I take my belongings to get altered / tailored. Let me start off by saying I live in Boston where a quick google search will yield dozens of tailors to choose from within the city. Nevertheless, I make a monthly pilgrimage to Belmont, MA (ok, I exaggerate, it's only a 10 minute drive outside of the city) to my beloved Hemmingway Tailors.
This place is run by 2 Korean ladies, who have over 30 years of tailoring experience. I just love it that I can go there, try on my baggy clothes, and they will immediately start pinning away knowing exactly what needs to be done. After having precious stuff damaged by other tailors in Boston, I refuse to take my clothes anywhere other than Hemmingway (unless it's the Burb store, of course).
I've had no less than 50 pieces altered to perfection here. And as with any independently owned tailor shop, when I bring in several items at once I ask for a small discount, and they are usually happy to grant it.
Fellow petites, please feel free to share your tried and true tailor and the city in which he or she is located. I will post any shared information on the right hand side of my blog in hopes that others who live near you may find it useful.
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