A Perfect Black Skirt is Priceless
June 17, 2009
I have this skirt from the Gap I bought YEARS ago. Black, perfect fabric that doesn’t wrinkle in a suitcase, perfect length, figure flattering. But when I bought it, it was a smidge too big and now that I’ve lost (and kept off) some weight, it falls right off me.
I put it in my Goodwill pile with a heavy hand and tried to forget about my perfect skirt, but when I finally made my trip last week to the donation bin, I couldn’t bear to part with it and decided to see if I could have my perfect cheap skirt altered.
I was TERRIBLY embarrassed to take it to my fancy NYC tailor for fear of the mocking I would pay so much to get such a cheap piece of clothing taken in, but perfect black skirts are hard to find so I bit the bullet and took it in.
He listened careful to what I wanted done and inspected the label. He said in his heavy Eastern European accent “umm…this is like $18”. I apologized for bringing in such cheap piece and started in on a lengthy explanation of how it was the perfect skirt and how I’d searched for years to find a replacement and couldn’t and he patiently listened while glancing at the cashier with a “what is this chick talking about” look. When I finally finished he says to me “No, Miss. I mean the ALTERATIONS will be $18.”
I thanked him, took my receipt and got out of there as fast as I could.