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« on: January 30, 2004 12:20:34 AM »

OOKKK well I need some help here.... for the past few months I have been looking for a nice jacket... I thought of this jacket in my head lol neways it would have the stick up collar thing an an asymetrical zipper.. today I finally found one for 30 bucks at H&M and only one downside ... they dont have my size.. errrrrr does neone know if its possible to make the jacket bigger? could i get it altered or do I have to lose 30 lbs ? thanks
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004 01:38:33 AM »

Most modern clothes does not have much in regards to seams, so in order to make the jacket bigger you'd need to introduce pieces of material to increase the size. Most likely this will alter the design/look of the jacket. Quite obviously there will be several more seams to to the jacket... Also it is most likely you won't find the perfect "match" for the fabric so you'd have to introduce a new color and/or texture to the jacket.

Also if you are not a good seamstress, you have no friends/family good at it, getting things professionally altered can be quite pricey.

So in the end you have the consider several factors a) Will the jacket still be what you want after it's altered? b) Is the jacket worth spending another $X dollars to get the fit? and here is another one if you want to do it yourself c) Do I want to run the risk of butchering something I spent $30 on?

If H&M has several locations and if you have not tried already, then go back and ask if they have your size at another location....

Eh, I feel like a total downer now... I'll even admit that I own many things that I bought out of some idea that I will magically drop 4 sizes or that somehow I can make it fit. but umm yea... Something else will come along  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004 01:12:22 PM »

Making stuff smaller is pretty tough, but making stuff bigger is usually not worth it.  Jackets are particularly tough-- alot more than say, a simple skirt w/o lining.  I say, forget the jacket-- something better will come along.


« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004 09:45:46 PM »

I also wanted to make a cool vintage jacket larger but when I tried to make it bigger it just did not work. I went and asked a seamstress  and they said there was no way to make it bigger and still look the same.
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