You know when you have that special outfit, or a certain ensemble that you wear for certain occasions that makes you feel powerful, confident, and like you're going to win? I have a dress like that. I call it my 'interview dress'. Every time I wear it I get the job. I've had this dress just over a year, and it's an absolute winner. It fits me perfectly, and each time I've worn it (a total of three times) everyone says I look amazing.
I had an interview, and of course pulled out my dress to wear. It tried it on feeling pretty happy with myself until I noticed a slight tear at the bottom on the seam. You can only imagine my terror seen as my interview was the following day. I tried to sew the dress myself, but I'd made it worse (just my luck). In my anxiety I Googled the nearest tailors and got there twenty minutes before closing, and boy am I thankful I went.
As I rushed in a (young) man smiled, and I whipped out the dress showing him the tear. I explained that I needed this dress done by 9am tomorrow and would they be able to fix in it that time? He was a beacon of calm, took the dress from me and said he'd do it right now.
He headed downstairs (what I imagined to be Geppetto's workshop) and within five minutes reappeared with my dress that looked as good as new. It only cost five pounds. I left, delighted with my new dress, confident that I would get the job.
I recommend Fix 2 Fit to anyone in Manchester who is looking for a quick, cheap, and easy way to solve dilemmas, such as when you need a zip replacement (£10 for trousers), a wedding dress altered (prices vary), or skirt altered (from £10). They specialise in leather and denim fixtures and offer alterations and repairs while-you-wait.
They are quick, friendly, and the owner, Ismail, is a lovely chap who is happy to chat about how his family started their tailor business over 40 years ago. And there is a picture of his father in action on the wall, which makes you feel looked after. Hurrah for good, honest folk, and the art of needlework.
Fix2Fit tailors did an excellent job on my work clothes, the fit is perfect. The service was first class and friendly. I was really impressed with the finishing, totally re-modelling the skirts. I've now got a whole new wardrobe to choose from. Thank you.