I recently took a bridesmaid’s dress to get altered at a dry cleaner. The salesperson who took my measurements wasn’t the tailor.
When I picked up the dress a week later, I discovered that even though I’d lost some weight the dress felt surprisingly tighter. When I tried to figure out what the problem was, I discovered that the shoulders straps had been altered by a different amount on each side.
So I called the sales person to let her know what the problem was. She then let the tailor know, and he agreed to make the correction without personally coming to take a look.
I asked if he would oblige me and he did. This helped him to understand what I was experiencing.
When it was all done, I began to wonder. Would the dress have been altered correctly the first time if the tailor had been the one to have taken the measurements?
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