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Has anyone ever had a favourite item of clothing copied by a dressmaker?

(11 Posts)
lalalonglegs Sat 30-May-09 15:30:23

I have four pairs of identical trousers (only FCUK, nothing designer) that I have now worn to death but they are brilliant and I cannot bear to throw them away. Have you ever used a tailoring/dressmaking service to have a garment copied and how successful was it? Did it cost the earth?

lalalonglegs Sun 31-May-09 12:43:50


nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 12:48:44

i think it sounds like a good idea in principle. Of course it depends on the dressmaker and whether you can find the right fabric.

I can't imagine it would be cheaper though.

JeanPoole Sun 31-May-09 15:48:39

yes, and they did a great job,

unfortuatley this was in thailand.
so not alot of help, unless your going there on holiday.

lalalonglegs Sun 31-May-09 18:17:42

Yes, I did think about Hong Kong but not likely to be visiting...

Jewelsandgems Sun 31-May-09 20:45:45

My friend had it done through ebay - with an evening dress. She sent a picture of a dress from a film (cannot remember which one) and her measurements, and about 2 months later received the dress. She actually had 2 dresses copied from pictures - one turned out great, the other not so great. But, I imagine if you have the actual garment to send over there, then you should be gurateed a good result no?

moondog Sun 31-May-09 20:47:06

Yes,in bangladesh where my dh works.

lalalonglegs Sun 31-May-09 20:56:06

Hmmm, no plans to visit Bangladesh either sad but jewels tell me more about ebay option - did your friend send them overseas?

Jewelsandgems Sun 31-May-09 21:54:43

I have emailer her for more info - will let you know what she replies

woodenchair Sun 31-May-09 22:17:07

We have a local dry cleaners that has a tailor attached. He took a dress for me last year to reduce it in size. I found him by asking in John Lewis, who are normally pretty good at recommendations.

lalalonglegs Tue 02-Jun-09 15:56:21

I've tried a couple of local places but they are very much of the take up a hem variety. Any news from your friend jewels, I've got ridiculously excited about this possibility?

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