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Nov-25-08

Tailors are Diminishing

posted by constance

When I was growing up, tailored clothes were very in. My mom would bring my sister and I, 6 months before the festive occasions to get measurements for clothes. We’d be there about once a month for the next two months to try and let the tailor fine-tune and make any other adjustments, if neccessary, before she adds the finishing touches. And we get our tailored clothes usually few months before our festive occassions.

Nowadays, many do not go to the tailor as often. There are many ready made clothes in all sizes and fits for all. When I passed by an old tailor shop, I miss the fuss of the measuring tape that was used. Many tailors are getting old and the new ones who can sew aren’t interested. Those who are, are moving into glamourous jobs like merchandising, designing and image consultants for branded clothing.

The other day, hubby wanted to alter his pair of trousers he wears for work. This is his 3rd pair he had request altering in the last few months. Gosh, his waist and hip size is definitely growing. I suggest he better watch his weight and take some Orovo detox or do some exercise. Otherwise he might not be able to buy from his favourite retail store in future. Then I would have to bring him over to have his trousers tailor-made!

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  1. Ryan mami Said,

    Yay… I could place the first comment of the post finally!! Hehe…

  2. Ryan mami Said,

    Nowadays, it’s not cheap to tailor for clothes.

  3. Dora Said,

    But some ppl still go to the famous tailor here for the quality handmade apparels & quality fabrics.

    Dora’s last blog post..The One At Fault Is Forgiven

  4. lil prince's mum Said,

    I seldom wear tailor-made-clothes…

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Being My Mum…

  5. Dora Said,

    But for me, I just go for ready-made!

    Dora’s last blog post..The One At Fault Is Forgiven

  6. lil prince's mum Said,

    Not cheap, and also, hard to find tailor shop as well..

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Being My Mum…

  7. Ryan mami Said,

    The tailored clothes cost couldn’t beat those ready made clothes in the mall. The mass production with cheap labour especially from China.

  8. lil prince's mum Said,

    Anyhow, some tailor r really superb and great!~

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Being My Mum…

  9. Dora Said,

    Hahaha… better watch out the “growing weight”! 😉

    Dora’s last blog post..The One At Fault Is Forgiven

  10. Ryan mami Said,

    We still do have those old old tailor shops in Penang. These tailor shops mostly tailor those traditional costumes…

  11. Ryan mami Said,

    I never tailor made some clothes before 😛

  12. Dora Said,

    Regular exercise & balance diet can help, hehehe 🙂

    Dora’s last blog post..The One At Fault Is Forgiven

  13. Ryan mami Said,

    But I followed my MIL and mom to the tailor for making the kebayas… Very very nice and pricey too!

  14. Ryan mami Said,

    Oh ya, we still have few men’s tailor shops in Penang… specialize in men’s clothes and also blazer.

  15. Ryan mami Said,

    Does the Orovo detox work??

  16. lil prince's mum Said,

    My mum oso buy ready-made-clothes… But my grandma loves tailor-made.. 🙂

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Being My Mum…

  17. Ryan mami Said,

    Haha… my family members especially the elder generations… only tailor made just for special event/occasion like family wedding dinners. But then, very rare!

  18. Ryan mami Said,

    The old tailors shops still surviving in Penang! Mostly, their customers would be the malays… making the baju kurung and kebaya.

  19. mummy gwen Said,

    Yes agree with you, tailors are less nowadays.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  20. mummy gwen Said,

    My dad used to tailor made most of his pants and shirts.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  21. mummy gwen Said,

    The tailor is as old as my dad already.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  22. mummy gwen Said,

    I never tailor made any outfits before.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  23. mummy gwen Said,

    For the Malays, they usually tailor made their baju kurungs and kebayas coz the ready made ones not elegant enough.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  24. mummy gwen Said,

    My friend’s mum was a tailoress. All her school uniforms were tailor made by her mum. 🙂

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  25. constance Said,

    i miss tailored clothes. my sis and i had identical ones with diff colours. some are sewed by my mom some by my late uncle who’s a great hainanese tailor.

    my mom used to go to one tailor at Lorong Seratus Tahun ( i think vaguely) in Penang for tailored clothes too.

    ryan mami – i think when one is desperate for losing weight, apa pun boleh!..hehehe

  26. mummy gwen Said,

    Some of our classmates engaged services from her mum too.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  27. mummy gwen Said,

    Wow…your mum could sew really well. My late grandma too could sew and she made swimsuits for us when we little before..haha

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  28. mummy moon Said,

    I remember my first tailor made cloth is sew by my sister, many many years ago….

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  29. mummy moon Said,

    My sister is a tailor… but now she didn’t sew for me… but sew for my girl…

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  30. mummy moon Said,

    I usually ask my sis do altering on my clothing… Can save a lot…. hihi…

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  31. mummy moon Said,

    My grandma only ask tailor to sew her clothing… but not my sis lahhh… she appoints her own tailor 1

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  32. mummy moon Said,

    Do you notice that most of the men getting fatter when they grow older?

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  33. Rose Said,

    Seldom people go to tailor to custom made thier clothes, maybe only to modify or adjust their clothes only.

    Rose’s last blog post..A business to consider

  34. mummy moon Said,

    My hubby too always need altering his trousers..

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Heng Heng at 10 months old

  35. mummy gwen Said,

    I always wanted to buy a sewing machine. 😛

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  36. mummy gwen Said,

    I would love to learn to sew dresses for Gwen..hehe

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  37. mummy gwen Said,

    Also I have a mini project for my new home. 😉

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..29 Months Old

  38. mummy moon Said,

    I hope 1 day I can sew a dress for Yan Yan…She likes beautiful dress.

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Our 3 days trip ( Day 3 )

  39. mummy moon Said,

    It is now hard to find old tailor shop in KL…

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Our 3 days trip ( Day 3 )

  40. lil prince's mum Said,

    Mummy Gwen, ur fren so nice, to hv mummy tailor made all clothes for her.. heheh~

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  41. lil prince's mum Said,

    Mummy Moon, I think so… men getting fatter, especially the tummy, grow bigger as age…

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  42. lil prince's mum Said,

    I oso wish to sew some clothes.. but if i hv to learn, I’ll hv to learn fr the very basic, never know how~~~

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  43. lil prince's mum Said,

    I dunno any tailor shop in KL, too!~

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  44. Ryan mami Said,

    Wow.. you mummies very good!! Too bad I don’t know how to sew even though my MIL has a sewing machine at home.. 😛

  45. Ryan mami Said,

    But I have the interest to sew though…

  46. mummy gwen Said,

    Sean’s mummy, Hehe..Yes my friend’s mum very lucky coz her mum used to make nice dresses, baju kurung for her.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  47. mummy gwen Said,

    Oops..I means my friend’s lucky not her mum. 😛

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  48. mummy gwen Said,

    I use my mum’s old sewing machine like almost 80 years old already..haha..

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  49. lil prince's mum Said,

    At least u all know how to use sewing machine.. hehe~~ I don’t even know how to use.. pai seh pai seh

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  50. lil prince's mum Said,

    80 yrs old n still functioning? Really great wor~

    lil prince’s mum’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  51. Ryan mami Said,

    Haha… same here!!

  52. Ryan mami Said,

    The last time I touched the sewing machine was during my schooling years!! Home science lessons 😛

  53. Ryan mami Said,

    Now, I don’t think I know how to use the machine… furthermore, my MIL’s is a electronic one which could sew on thick cloth like jeans!!

  54. Ryan mami Said,

    Even know how to operate the machine… the cutting and sewing the cloth skill is another challenge 🙄

  55. Ryan mami Said,

    So admire those mummies who not even good at cooking but also sewing! *sigh* I’m such a failure… 😛

  56. mummy gwen Said,

    My mum old sewing machine, she bought before she got married leh..hehe

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  57. mummy gwen Said,

    My mum’s old sewing machine use legs to operate one and cannot do fancy stuffs.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  58. mummy gwen Said,

    If I buy a new sewing machine, it’s going to be an electronic one. I don’t think I know how to operate it either.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  59. mummy gwen Said,

    Aiya..my sewing skills very basic one..haha. Anybody also can do.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  60. Ryan mami Said,

    Err, my MIL’s one electric machine like those used at factory 😛

  61. Ryan mami Said,

    Paiseh, I only know how to sew by hand… like the buttons, hook and cross stitch…

  62. constance Said,

    i’m bad with sewing! can’t sew a decent button. use masking tape can!

  63. Dora Said,

    I never have confidence in all the detox products selling in the market!

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  64. Ryan mami Said,

    Hehe… I learnt sewing the buttons from home science in school… 🙂

  65. mummy gwen Said,

    Nowadays the sewing machines can sew the buttons too.

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  66. mummy gwen Said,

    I was in the Homemakers club back then during my secondary school days. We learnt cooking, handicrafts, sewing,…

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

  67. Dora Said,

    my mom always asks me to learn sewing from her last time…

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  68. Dora Said,

    she said when my shirt/blouse tears, I will know how to sew it properly…

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  69. Dora Said,

    I never learn sewing from school coz I was in commerce class.

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  70. Dora Said,

    I think my elder bros can sew better than me!

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  71. Dora Said,

    last time I used to go tailor with my bros

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  72. Dora Said,

    coz during their time in secondary school, wearing tailor-made pants & shirts is real cool! 🙂

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  73. Dora Said,

    When reached to age 50 & above, I see woman tends to have bigger tummy! 😉

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  74. mummy moon Said,

    I actually want to learn sewing from my sis, but just no time to do it.. busy taking care the two babies.

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Yan Yan at 27 months

  75. Dora Said,

    my mom said the sewing machine is gonna wasted next time since no body wants to take over it, hehehe…

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  76. mummy moon Said,

    If I can learn some basic skills of sewing then that is great.

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Yan Yan at 27 months

  77. Dora Said,

    The sewing skill is diminishing too among women…

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  78. Dora Said,

    ‘coz most of us think it’s quite troublesome in using the machine!

    Dora’s last blog post..Need Something To Laugh?

  79. mummy moon Said,

    My hubby also growing fatter and fatter. Every time buy trousers, he need to have 1 size bigger then the previous 1.

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Yan Yan at 27 months

  80. mummy moon Said,

    He just lazy to do exercise.. and always sitting there to watch tv..

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Yan Yan at 27 months

  81. mummy gwen Said,

    Yeah..my hubby also lazy to exercise and he’s a couch potato too. 😛

    mummy gwen’s last blog post..Christmas Tree

  82. mummy moon Said,

    Better watch out our hubbies weight….

    mummy moon’s last blog post..Alphabet Tag

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