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Clothes copying service

(5 Posts)
fatpony Thu 09-Jul-15 19:51:04

Has anyone come across a service that can copy clothes (was thinking an online seamstress or something)? I have a very simple dress that fits me perfectly (I'm a bit of a tricky shape so love it) and some gorgeous fabric to use. When I lived in the Middle East I always took cotton dresses to tailors to be copied but can't seem to find something like that locally. Any ideas? Thanks!

Brookville Thu 09-Jul-15 20:04:58

What about asking in traditional tailor areas in major cities near where you live? I haven't done it personally but I'm sure the shops in the back of Spitalfields/Aldgate in (central) East London would be able to help. There's a street there called Fashion Street!

maybemyrtle Thu 09-Jul-15 20:05:34

If you don't have a good tailor locally, try gumtree or local sewing shops etc for someone who teaches dress-making privately, they may take on jobs like this or be able to point you to someone who will.

4kidsandaunicorn Thu 09-Jul-15 21:53:25

A good dressmaker may do it for you. I am an ok sewer and have managed to copy stuff before (without taking the garment apart and drawing round the bits). Perhaps look and see if anyone advertises locally?

fatpony Thu 09-Jul-15 22:07:30

These are all great ideas thanks. I am an Ok sewer too but could only copy it by taking it apart, making pattern pieces and then doing it that way.

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