Easy wins: save cash, get clothes that fit and reduce waste by tailoring

1/27/2022 8:09:00 PM

Easy wins: save cash, get clothes that fit and reduce waste by tailoring

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Easy wins: save cash, get clothes that fit and reduce waste by tailoring

It’s surprisingly cheap and easy to extend the life of old clothes – you might even score new pockets

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30 GMT Last modified on Thu 27 Jan 2022 16.32 GMT I f, like me, you have a habit of buying clothes that don’t actually fit you but can’t resist trousers blessed with a wonderful pattern or a blazer with excellent buttons, you need a tailor.32 GMT T here’s something about that red dot. Or if, like me, you prefer to buy vintage or secondhand over modern fast fashion for environmental reasons, you need a tailor to make everyone else’s old clothes newly yours.” In only three days, more than $38,000 of the $100,000 target has been raised in Mr Judd’s name on , with donations continuing to flood in. While tailoring might seem like an extravagance, it is a small outlay when compared to the financial and environmental costs of buying new clothes every time something no longer fits. That little shudder of your phone. As a small woman with a penchant for trousers that once belonged to old men, I often need waists and hems brought in and up on treasures I find in op-shops. All those tiny, quiet gestures which together, form a cacophony , making your phone screech: “Something happened.

A friend of mine now swears by getting her clothes taken out after having gained weight during lockdown. Look at me! Right now! And then again! And sometime later! But still soon! Really soon! OK? OK?” Australians in 2020 spent, on average, an hour and 46 minutes a day on social media. Read more And tailoring doesn’t require a trip to Savile Row (unless you’re a particularly fancy Guardian reader; if so, I doff my top hat to you). Most alteration shops are accessibly priced, with most changes falling somewhere under $50. This, I’d suggest, is too many days. The most expensive alterations will involve specific fabrics, like silks, or dresses, particularly anything with a pleat. Your local shopping centres and suburbs will likely have a dry cleaner who will also offer an alteration service. The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist. The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist.

Some big chains, like Uniqlo, offer an in-store alteration service if you go to their bigger shops. It might take some trial and error to find a regular tailor you trust, but generally anyone can get a new hem right, so it is a place to start. I gained nothing from this time. Just go in with a clear idea of the result you want – a cinched waist, more room in the shoulders, a tapered leg – and they’ll do the rest. The best tailor I have found so far was a lovely old Turkish man who ran a small dry cleaner in my previous suburb; no matter what I brought him, he would take it on and usually make even more ambitious suggestions for improvements to the fit, for which he’d never charge me more than $20. Yet I’d return, again and again. There are other cheap ways to freshen up clothes, some that you may be able to do yourself. Research last year showed that.

One is swapping out buttons: I like to buy interesting ones from vintage shops and sew them on with a coloured thread – another small change that can make a big difference, and turn an ignorable coat into an enviable one. Tailoring has also made me fall in love with clothes again, which makes me wear those pieces more often and leaves me less inclined to buying others. And ladies? Tailors can even add pockets. Topics .

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30 GMT Last modified on Thu 27 Jan 2022 16.32 GMT I f, like me, you have a habit of buying clothes that don’t actually fit you but can’t resist trousers blessed with a wonderful pattern or a blazer with excellent buttons, you need a tailor.32 GMT T here’s something about that red dot. Or if, like me, you prefer to buy vintage or secondhand over modern fast fashion for environmental reasons, you need a tailor to make everyone else’s old clothes newly yours.” In only three days, more than $38,000 of the $100,000 target has been raised in Mr Judd’s name on , with donations continuing to flood in. While tailoring might seem like an extravagance, it is a small outlay when compared to the financial and environmental costs of buying new clothes every time something no longer fits. That little shudder of your phone. As a small woman with a penchant for trousers that once belonged to old men, I often need waists and hems brought in and up on treasures I find in op-shops. All those tiny, quiet gestures which together, form a cacophony , making your phone screech: “Something happened.

A friend of mine now swears by getting her clothes taken out after having gained weight during lockdown. Look at me! Right now! And then again! And sometime later! But still soon! Really soon! OK? OK?” Australians in 2020 spent, on average, an hour and 46 minutes a day on social media. Read more And tailoring doesn’t require a trip to Savile Row (unless you’re a particularly fancy Guardian reader; if so, I doff my top hat to you). Most alteration shops are accessibly priced, with most changes falling somewhere under $50. This, I’d suggest, is too many days. The most expensive alterations will involve specific fabrics, like silks, or dresses, particularly anything with a pleat. Your local shopping centres and suburbs will likely have a dry cleaner who will also offer an alteration service. The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist. The ease of opening up Instagram’s mottled icon or Facebook’s austere blue square was beyond my ability to resist.

Some big chains, like Uniqlo, offer an in-store alteration service if you go to their bigger shops. It might take some trial and error to find a regular tailor you trust, but generally anyone can get a new hem right, so it is a place to start. I gained nothing from this time. Just go in with a clear idea of the result you want – a cinched waist, more room in the shoulders, a tapered leg – and they’ll do the rest. The best tailor I have found so far was a lovely old Turkish man who ran a small dry cleaner in my previous suburb; no matter what I brought him, he would take it on and usually make even more ambitious suggestions for improvements to the fit, for which he’d never charge me more than $20. Yet I’d return, again and again. There are other cheap ways to freshen up clothes, some that you may be able to do yourself. Research last year showed that.

One is swapping out buttons: I like to buy interesting ones from vintage shops and sew them on with a coloured thread – another small change that can make a big difference, and turn an ignorable coat into an enviable one. Tailoring has also made me fall in love with clothes again, which makes me wear those pieces more often and leaves me less inclined to buying others. And ladies? Tailors can even add pockets. Topics .