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need to find someone to alter it
finslady
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Date: 3/1/12 8:49 PM

I have been given a beautiful full length Burberry trench and the sleeves are too short. I have taken out a few stitches and realize it is way beyond anything I could do. How do i find a reputable taylor to do it. I'm not sure how to look for one or who to ask about it. All the places around me locally are just places to get pants shortened etc. Thanks ahead for any input.

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Date: 3/1/12 10:36 PM

It can be sent to the Burbery store for alteration but this may be pricey without documentation.
You might call up a nice menswear store and see if they can recommend someone.
Can you tell if there is enough fabric left to lengthen the amount that you need? If not, then some creativity will be needed.

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Date: 3/1/12 11:22 PM

I would find the local Burberry store and ask them if can recommend a local tailor. Years ago, The Limited was using a local tailor near every store where they would send customer pants to be hemmed. They gave that tailor their threads, so for example the jeans would have the same topstitching thread. Since The Limited is much lower end than Burberry it's not too much of a stretch to think that Burberry may do something similar.

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Date: 3/1/12 11:24 PM

If there isn't enough length to add to the sleeve, you might want to add a leather cuff extension. If you do it right it won't look like a sad ffix but rather a design choice, some cognac colored leather ought to be right.

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Date: 3/2/12 0:42 AM

Check with a dry cleaners. Most do simple repairs on site but some can do more.

Years ago I did more extensive repairs and alterations for a small local dry cleaners that's why I suggested it. They may also be able to direct you to someone that does alterations.

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Date: 3/2/12 5:20 AM

Maybe some place could sacrifice the self fabric belt, to somehow make the sleeves longer, as if the last person made the sleeves shorter and did not leave you any extra fabric to work with there to make it longer, you might have to get some fabric from someplace. I do think the trick would be somehow to make it look like a design feature and not a add on to just get some length.

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Date: 3/2/12 8:36 AM

thanks so much for all the help. I will do some calling around and see what some of the better stores might know. I'm sure as you have said they have someone who does alteration. I've seen the local dry cleaner's work and don't think I'll go there. I never thought about the belt and the length is another thing that I didn't think about. Love the cuff idea too. At least now I know it can be done. Not by me that's for sure lol..but someone who really knows their stuff. Thank you all so much.

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Date: 3/2/12 11:18 AM

You might consider ultrasuede or the lighter version, Facile for the added cuff length- a true" designer detail." Good luck

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