Originally Posted by tiecollector
I called my tailor and he said he could do it for about $25. He usually gives me a little bit of a deal sometimes though. I also called the cleaner and they said blocking wouldn't make that much of a difference to make the sweater smaller but she said it is entirely possible to enlarge the sweater.
So what is better? getting the sweater too big then taking it in, or buying it too small and taking it out?
Since you remarked previously that you already own the sweater and it is too big, shouldn't your concern be how to make it fit correctly, quickly, permanently, and at a fair cost to you?
If you have a good relationship with your tailor and both of you are confident he can do what you want, twenty-five dollars is certainly fair in my neck of the woods.
I cannot speak for your dry cleaners' comment about upsizing being easy while downsizing might not be so easy. All I know is that a skilled knit blocker can almost always go up or down one full size
without problems. Perhaps they know something about your sweater you didn't mention in your posts? A good knit blocker won't likely charge any less than your tailor.
Either method is mere speculation until you present the sweater for examination by the tailor and/or the knit blocker. Good luck!!