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Anyone know of a good technical seamstress?

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I'd like to have a pair of pricey gore-tex pro pants shortened to fit my stubby legs. I may also have him/her add some cordura to the inside ankles. These pants have a full length zipper so whoever does it has to be creative.

Any references?

THanks in advance for the replies!
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Wow, awesome link Gnarlito. Bookmarked.
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That site is amazing. Just what I've been looking for. Thanks for the link.
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No problem!
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I'd like to have a pair of pricey gore-tex pro pants shortened to fit my stubby legs. I may also have him/her add some cordura to the inside ankles. These pants have a full length zipper so whoever does it has to be creative.

Any references?

THanks in advance for the replies!
My sister! She does everything from wedding dresses to wet suits. But she's in England so I guess that doesn't help much.
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Much thanks!
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Penny isn't answering her emails. Anyone else?
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West Coast prod

Its been years now, and my data base had a failure, so this is more to prod another(s) than an answer in itself. Was a small on-line business that offered custom fleece tops and ?bottoms, with some options of your choice. You sent them your measurements and they would taylor it to your profile. Seems it was a set fee for the basic with set additionals for the options. The cost was within reason at the time; for a custom fit.
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Consider Rainy Pass Repair in Seattle.
I have used them several times (modification of a TNF bib, ski wear zipper replacements).
http://www.rainypass.com/

--John
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Quite frankly, it probably wouldn't take a master to do this. I just used the tailor in town. This was to make repairs to a new but "belt burned" Spyder jacket that the airlines screwed up on their conveyor.

He cut a few patches from an old Gore jacket that I had and though they were not perfect; I ended up with two "diamond pattern" patches, black on black .... it beat tossing a good jacket.

In your case, I'd recommend buying or using an old back pack made of cordura and just giving the local tailor a sketch of what you want.
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There used to be a place in Berkley called (I think) Zahrains. They were located right next to the REI store there. I had a vestibule added to a BP tent once and another time had the zipper on a down bag bag replaced. Both jobs were well done. Can't speak to clothing but as has been mentioned....it ain't rocket science.

SJ
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Quite frankly, it probably wouldn't take a master to do this. I just used the tailor in town.
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as has been mentioned....it ain't rocket science.
SJ
Call me crazy but when it comes to shortening a $350 pair of pants with a full length zipper down the side I'm not willing to take it to a local schlub. If it was a basic hem then sure, but that zipper thing, gaiter, and articulated knees is making me think twice.
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Yeah .... ..... that full zipper does make it more than just a stitch job.

My legs are proportionally a bit on the short side so it's tough to get a good fit in pants .... but ... I just use suspenders to keep them up a bit .... without "singing soprano".
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Yeah .... ..... that full zipper does make it more than just a stitch job.

My legs are proportionally a bit on the short side so it's tough to get a good fit in pants .... but ... I just use suspenders to keep them up a bit .... without "singing soprano".
You're not alone Yuki...Don't go joining the circus just yet!
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