Readers…..Chime in!

Hi everyone, I got a question from a reader yesterday that I thought would be great for you all to chime in and help answer. I think we’ve all had to fix this problem at one time or another. Here is her email: Hi Linda, Thank you for your blog! I am working on my…

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How to Avoid Ruining a Garment

Here’s  another good question from a reader… Judy wrote:  My question regards mistakes.  I’ve never destroyed anyone’s item (thank goodness!) but I’ve always been afraid of messing something up, especially an expensive item, like a prom or wedding dress.  Have any of you ever made an error like this?  If so, what did you do? Here’s…

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How Much Do You Charge To Replace a Zipper?

Update: October 19, 2020 This post is relevant no matter the year, no matter the economy, no matter the zipper! You’ve come here because you’re wondering, “How much do I charge to replace a zipper? I get this question all the time. The short answer is: “It depends.” The long answer:  “It depends, and here’s…

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Changing a Garment From Zippered to Buttoned

I have a customer who loathes zippers in her robes. So, she asked me if I could take the zipper out and put in buttons. No problem, I answered. It’s no problem because I made sure that she understood that she was going to lose some of the width in the front. Putting in buttonholes and buttons means…

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