Have you ever shortened a pair of trousers? It takes a surprisingly large number of steps:
1. Measure the correct length and mark the trouser legs. You can use soap or chalk to draw a line, or put in a pin or baste a thread.
2. In some trousers the hem is fortified with a ribbon on the inside, so you have to unpick this first.
3. Then you can unpick the actual hem stitching.
4. Now you can cut off the redundant fabric, typically 2-3 cm below the mark you made.
You sound like you really know what you are doing. Can I send down my trousers, with measurements, and you sew them? 😉
@fitheach OK, I will charge you my "friends" rate of £100/h and then take them to a tailor in the Dumbarton Road who will do it for £10. 🤣
I've got a feeling I'm being taken to the cleaners, sorry, tailors.
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