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Friday, February 02, 2007


Dear readers, I need some help. I have received in the mail from my mother two bee-yoo-ti-ful leather skirts* she no longer wants. Unfortch, at 5'7" and generally a bit sturdier than I, the skirts are a couple of sizes too big. But they're way too nice to give away, which leads me to the following question: do any of you lovely, lovely, dear readers have experience with getting leather clothing tailored? The skirts in question will need to be taken in and hemmed. Do you think this will cost me a grand sum? I really don't want to part with them now that they're in my possession. They have the potential to transform my every-day blah jeans and tee shirt wearing self into a fashionable swan of enviable proportions.

*I just realized that in writing this, my mom could be mistaken for a skank. Let me qualify the description of the skirts by adding that they are of the classy, chic variety of leather skirt. One is from Banana and the other from BCBG.


Blogger Ryane said...

hp: well, if you don't mind driving a bit...there is an amazing seamstress in...(wait for it) Olney: Designs by Nicole. My best friend bought a Vera Wang dress on-line dirt cheap, which was 3 sizes too big, and Nicole did an AMAZing job fixing it for her. Now, it sucks b/c she is in Olney...but I honestly think she is worth the trip.

And PS: Would your mom be interested in adopting any more children? ;-)

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

You beat me to the punchline. I was definitely thinking that these were probably paired with fishnets, stilettos, and perhaps a Whitesnake video.

Olney...it probably beats driving to Waldorf!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Fiery Nuggets said...

Olney is my hometown. If you should choose to drive out there (it's not really that far if you're coming from DC), I recommend stopping at the Olney Ale House for lunch. It's a quaint country restaurant. Other sites in Olney -- the McDonald's parking lot and the "new" gas station, which was built 10 years ago. Ok, so there's not much to Olney. But neighboring Brookville was our nation's capital for a day during the War of 1812.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

My mom is so ridiculously unhip. I'm jealous.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Jamy said...

I have a great tailor on Penn SE, btwn 6th & 7th--Sammy Ho (I believe). He's rather abrupt, but does a great job. However, since it costs $20+ to take in a regular skirt, I suspect it will run double to alter leather. You can always take it by and he'll give you an estimate and you can decide if it's worth it.

2:26 PM  

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