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leather leggings - easy to alter?

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GatherlyGal Tue 05-Jan-16 21:51:59

I have acquired some bargainous leather leggings in the Boden sale. They are too big sad.

Thing is they are sold out and fab quality so should I get them taken in? £140 (down from about £300) seems too good to miss and I can't find any anywhere else for under £300.

Will it be easy to get them taken in? Anyone had leather altered?

Longleggedlovely Tue 05-Jan-16 22:14:39

If they are leather (and I would hope so given the price!) they should be fine if professionally done and it's just seams or a dart. If they are pleather (like mine!) then I wouldn't risk it as they'll tear really easily. I would take them somewhere good and ask a professional opinion tho!

Love my leggings - good choice!

HappyGirlNow Tue 05-Jan-16 22:22:57

Not quite the same but husband and I ride motorbikes and often have leathers altered so yes, it can be done grin

GatherlyGal Wed 06-Jan-16 17:44:21

Right will take them to local place and see what they can do.

amarmai Wed 06-Jan-16 23:01:46

if you have access to a sewing machine , the needle for leather is triangular in shape. I think a cotton wrapped over poly thread wd be gentler to the leather.

GatherlyGal Thu 07-Jan-16 18:37:03

Well they are back in stock in a smaller size so am giving them a whirl.

If smaller size is not good I'll probably find some fake (much cheaper) ones.

Definitely not attempting to do any sewing machine business myself much too scary smile

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