All the best guides say to do it: Buy something you love that fits in the most difficult to alter spot (like shoulders for blazers) and have the piece tailored.

The one time I did this, the suit I wore looked FABULOUS on me. And the first night I wore it, I spilled an entire glass of red wine down my front. The suit was ruined.

But that's another story. I've finally come to terms with the fact that I don't buy many special items, but when I do, I may need to have them tailored to fit.

So here's the question(s):
1. How many of you regularly have things tailored?
2. How do you decide which items to have tailored?
3. Other than shoulders on jackets, what are the more expensive alterations and what are the least expensive?

(In part, this is motivated by a purchase of a JCrew skirt that was a tiny bit big in the hips, but organ crushing in the the waist. I've ordered the next size up (at final sale, fingers crossed) but will definitely need to have the rest of the piece taken in. Am hoping your answers will say I wasn't crazy. Attaching image of skirt below. It would be fab on you classic-leaning hourglass types.)

This post has 1 photo. Photos uploaded by this member are only visible to other logged in members.

If you aren't a member, but would like to participate, please consider signing up. It only takes a minute and we'd love to have you.