Hi ladies and gents, I wonder if you could speak to your experience with tailors. I just got a lovely spring Burberry coat off of eBay, but it needs a few nips and tucks to fit me just right. The sleeves are a little long and wide and the top of the coat is a little big. The logical solution would be to take the coat to a tailor, but I'm really scared of the results. I've only had one tailoring experience in this town...I took a brand new BCBG dress to a seamstress to have her readjust the bodice a bit so it fit better, and she completely ruined it (I won't get into the details, but she put in a few darts that were really crooked, I looked silly in it. I could have put in better looking darts myself at home with a stapler , I'm still fuming). I mean, beyond repair, I've taken it other places to see what can be done. And she refused to refund the $250 the dress cost, she insisted that she'd done what I asked. The worst part was that she'd come highly recommended by my "friends" who worked at a designer boutique...I found out later that she had a string of unhappy customers. Anyway, that was a year or so ago, and I haven't taken anything to a seamstress or tailor since. So I'm obviously reluctant to take my new coat to a tailor and have another ruined and expensive garment on my hands! What I'd like to know is whether you've found it really difficult to find a good tailor. Should I be a little more trusting than I am, or should I be completely gunshy (as I am now)? I'm so paranoid that I'm thinking about driving the coat up to a professional tailor in Chicago to get it taken in, which will cost a lot more time, money, and energy than to just get it adjusted locally. What do you think? Did I just have one bad experience or is this par for the course?