For special tailoring or handmade clothing, consider Marrin Smith of Seams Easy. She does the usual dressmaking and alterations, but she’ll also whip up a costume for your child’s doll. Smith began sewing and knitting in high school, then earned a certificate of proficiency in modern dressmaking from Lifetime Career Schools. “I’m mainly self-taught, but with some help,” she says. There are still a few men who get shirt collars replaced, but Smith will typically refresh old suits by adding new buttons or strengthening “the insides.”
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