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I bought some Phenix ski pants with articulated knees, full side zippers, and high tech waterproof/breathable fabrics a few years ago. I am just getting ready to put them into service this winter and noticed they are too long. (I don't know what I was thinking when I bought them.) Can anyone recommend a good tailor/seamstress in Vermont or PA who could shorten them? With the full side zips and articulated knees  I am hesitant to bring them to a regular shop. I had a similar job done in Killington a few years ago that worked out great, but the shop who recommended the seamstress is not in business at this point. Thanks in advance.

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Call Wicks in Exton 610-363-1893, ask for Shela. I think she knows of someone. 

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Call Wicks in Exton 610-363-1893, ask for Shela. I think she knows of someone. 



oh that's good to know. my wife has had a really hard time finding pants that fit b/c she's really short and petite....so even in the XS size she's swimming, but the girls XL's are too small...

post #4 of 13
Your pants are too long, so..,big deal. they go over ski boots anyway, less chance of snow getting in....
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Philplug, thank you very much that was very helpful, I'll call Wick's.

 

Alexzn, I'll look for you at Squaw, I presume you will be the one with pants waaay too long.

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If you're looking in Vermont, I would suggest the seamstress at Smitty's Sewing Machine Repair in Essex Junction. I haven't had her do pants specifically, but she's done a great job on a couple of zipper replacements for ski jackets, and literally worked miracle's on my fiancee's bridesmaids dresses. Her name is Kaley, her number is 802-878-4545, and her shop is located right in 5 Corners in Essex Jct. Oh, and fwiw, she's originally from Pennsylvania too.

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Doesn't have to be a tailor in ski country.

 

I've had  a pair of  pants altered from XL+ to Large

(I took off 45 lbs.  Yea!)

 

and a ski suit 5 inches too long shortened.

 

Both at a tailor in Silver Spring, MD  $30 for first & $45 for 2nd

Done perfectly.

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Alexzn, I'll look for you at Squaw, I presume you will be the one with pants waaay too long.

Who told you that I wear pants when I am skiing?  wink.gif
 

 

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Who told you that I wear pants when I am skiing?  wink.gif

 



I will safely assume, that you are from....... Scotland ???yahoo.gif

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Who told you that I wear pants when I am skiing?  wink.gif

 



You've hanging out with Philpug haven't you?

 

So are there any companies that specialize in this sort of work that I can send pants to?  I have a hard time finding pants in a color other than black with a short inseam and I don't like the idea of handing over a $400 pair of goretex pants to just anyone to work on.

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Have not been to Squaw Valley lately, have you?  beercheer.gif

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/gnar/

 

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oh that's good to know. my wife has had a really hard time finding pants that fit b/c she's really short and petite....so even in the XS size she's swimming, but the girls XL's are too small...



My wife buys boys large

 

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My wife buys boys large

 

 

my wife had a pair of boys large pants that she skied with for years, but she complained that it was cut right and that it made her feel lilke a dude.  she just recently picked up some XS and XXS (short) burton snowboarding pants...those seem to fit reasonably well.

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