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A Special Piece of Jewelry

My beloved grandfather passed away 23 years ago. I was only 12 years old when this special person in my life died. However, this man taught me so many things during the few years I spent with him. My grandfather was also an accomplished guitarist. A few months ago, I visited the home he shared with my grandmother. While searching through his old belongings, I found a guitar pick. To keep the memory of my grandfather alive, I want to make a necklace out of this special token from my grandfather’s past. On this blog, you will discover how to make jewelry items from guitar picks.



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Why You Should Have Your Clothes Tailored

by Priscilla Gray

For many shoppers, the idea of tailoring is something reserved for special occasion clothes such as formal gowns or men's suits. For most other items, they settle for the off-the-rack fit of retail garments. This approach does not work particularly well unless your body has the same measurements of an "average" size. In addition, many clothing manufacturers vary in the way they mark their sizes. You can wear a size 6 one place and a size 10 in another. The solution is to have them altered so that they fit you perfectly.


Although you will pay a price to have items tailored just for you, the process is worth it when a quality clothing item is involved. If you find a beautiful blazer that is too big for you, a tailor can easily take it in, shortening the sleeves if necessary and making it hug your shape. An item doesn't have to be expensive to qualify for alterations. If you find a $15 pair of pants that you love but that are too big in the waist, buy them and invest in tailoring. Also, you will rarely find the perfect pair of jeans off the rack. They usually need a little help. A tailor can fix them for you. When you find something you love, it's worth the time and money to have them altered. 


People frequently reject tailoring because of the cost. They feel they cannot afford it. However, one pair of pants that fits well is worth three that do not. Also, when clothes do not flatter you, they usually end up shoved to the back of your closet after you wear them once or twice. It's less expensive to pay for alteration. If you pay to have a blazer tailored, you can expect to pay around $40, while a dress shirt should cost around $20. Taking pants in to have them hemmed will be around $10. Once these items truly fit, you can expect to wear them for years.

Having a tailored wardrobe is not just for people with money. The average person will benefit from having even common items altered. If you have ten items that fit you well and flatter your body it's much better than having a closet stuffed with clothes that you don't wear. You will also be less tempted to continually shop to find more flattering clothes. When your clothes fit, you feel more confident and look more professional. Tailoring is well worth the money.