If you’re a sewist or a knitter, how did you get started with the hobby? Have you tried making your own workwear? What are your favorite sources for knitting or sewing patterns for workwear outfits?
If you’re a tall woman, what are your favorite stores for suits? Today’s question comes from, well, an Amazonian, wondering where to find the best suits for an Amazonian… My question has to do with where to find professional clothing that will actually fit me. I am 6′ tall and usually need a 36″ inseam … Read More about Suits for an Amazonian: Where to Find Great Women’s Suits if You’re Very Tall
It can feel like a hard-fought victory to lose weight — but buying a new wardrobe for every size on the way can be an expensive habit! So how can you look stylish and put together while your weight is fluctuating? Reader K wonders how to shop for clothes while losing weight… I’m in a … Read More about How to Shop for Clothes While Losing Weight
What are the most helpful alterations a tailor can make for professional women? What tailoring alterations really make an impact in looking polished? Reader L wrote in with this question, and I thought it might make an interesting open thread: I’m 99% sure you did something on this years ago but could be worth reviving … Read More about Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For to Look More Polished
We’ve talked a bit about tailoring, but what are the top alterations you should be thinking about with a suit? Today’s guest poster, Jean from ExtraPetite, was nice enough to write up her guide to suiting alterations at the tailor, including fit tips, estimated cost, difficulty level, and more. Enjoy! – Kat For many professional … Read More about A Guide to Suiting Alterations
Today’s reader mail comes from J, who is trying to keep her pants from dragging on the ground during her commute… As a New Yorker, I walk at least a couple blocks to get to commute to work. As many women do, I usually leave my heels at my desk at work and wear more … Read More about How to Keep Your Pants from Dragging on the Ground
Stuck at the office over the weekend? Got something on your mind? Discuss it here. Pictured: Butterfly Tea Cup and Saucer, $215 at Vivre.
Sometimes, women new to suits don’t realize that when you purchase it off the rack, there are a number of things that are sewn up for display purposes that should not be sewn up once you wear them. Namely, pockets on jackets and pants, slits in skirts, and vents on jackets. Slits and vents will … Read More about Corporette 101: Rip Your Clothes