Until this year, I’ve never had any of my winter coats tailored because of my arm.
It’s always been like Taylor Swift sings, “We are never, ever, ever…gonna get it tailored.”
I think that’s how it goes, anyway.
So, why after all these years did I decide to get this one tailored? The truth is, I just really liked the coat and thought, “Why not?” And honestly, it’s good for the blog.
I contacted my friend Rebekah and asked if she’d be interested in helping me out. Rebekah owns a bridal shop in downtown Madison and designs incredible dresses, so I figured she’d probably be able to do something. She agreed and soon enough I was in so she could take measurements and work her magic. And work her magic she did! Here’s Rebekah explaining what she did for me:
When I went to pick-up my coat, I was excited to see what she did. When I saw it and tried it on for the first time, I kind of flipped out. I was blown away by her work. I even apologized a couple times saying, “I hope you’re not offended by how pleasantly surprised I am…I just think it’s so awesome!”
Here are a few better looks at the coat, with me in it:
I’m occasionally asked for my thoughts on having clothes tailored. Personally, I’ve only had two items tailored in my entire life (my suit coat and now my winter coat). It’s not that I’m against it at all; I just never considered it. I’m fine just rolling or pushing up my sleeves. It doesn’t bother me at all. That said, I really like how my coat feels and wouldn’t be surprised if I chose to try tailoring some other items in the near future. We’ll see.
So, what do you think of my coat? And what’s your experience with having clothes tailored?
(Don’t forget to checkout Rebekah’s site and “like” her Facebook page! Thanks, Rebekah!)