Wait, certain materials are difficult to work with? Which ones?

Fabrics that are harder to work with or require specific sewing equipment are: silk charmeuse, anything with bead work, velvet, spandex and leather.  

mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service.jpg
mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service.jpg
mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service.jpg
mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service.jpg

This means, expect to may more for a garment made out of any of the above materials. Also, you may have to seek out a specialist for leather, spandex or bead work - not all tailors have the needed equipment to work with these materials. 

 

mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service.jpg
mend-tailoring-in-home-tailoring-nyc-tailoring-service-leather-blog-post.jpg

Why is leather difficult to work with?

Another example would be leather—it’s difficult to work with because you can’t use pins because it makes a hole in the hide. So if I sewed a seam and I messed it up, I ruined it because it’s put holes in the garment. You definitely want to find a professional if you have leather.