Making fresh tracks
- Nov 15, 2015
- Big Bear, California
I have this problem all the time. Often the Brick and Mortar stores don't carry the short lengths but the manufacturers do have them on their website. So no outlet store sale prices.
What complicates it most is the tapering at the bottom and the zippers. As mentioned above, it needs to be done at the knee to be done well.Need hems shortened 3-4 inches on my new ski pants. Legs possibly taken in as well. Before I call local tailors around my area, I am trying to get a sense of whether or not I should even proceed. Taped seams, Keprotec boot cuffs, Micro seams etc. will probably complicate the process I assume.
Not true. Not with waterproofed and articulated seams. I sew - and have costumed entire theatrical productions myself - but I do not touch my own technical gear. However, I am not a tailor. I think any good tailor can look at it, measure you, take it apart and put it back together just fine.Nothing technical about shortening, I think any tailor could do it. Just cut, fold over and sew.