I got a cheapo pair of Gap selvedge ($90 originally, but I got it for $17. What a steal!) so I could get my feet wet with selvedge. The fit was a little funky, because I bought a waist-size bigger to account for shrinking when I soaked them. Well, I thought the jeans were sanforized, but they aren't. No big deal, I could just bring it to a tailor and get them tapered, hemmed, and the waist taken in, so they would be fitted perfectly to my body. I just got the jeans back from the tailor, and immediately and angrily found a few problems:
1) The tailor I expected to know what he was doing (he's been tailoring our family's clothes for years and has done a wonderful job) cut off the selvedge, and stitched it back like how a normal pair of jeans is stitched. But the stitch is already unraveling
2) The seat of the jeans is super baggy. It was never this baggy before I got it tailored, and looked perfectly flat and non-saggy. I'm guessing as he took in the waist, it puffed out the seat. I look like I have a dirty diaper on
3) He tapered them much further than I wanted, making myself unable to put them over my heels without stretching the jeans harder than I probably should stretch them
What could I do about all this? I'm going to have to talk to him about this, but it's not like he can un-tailor it and reattach the selvedge on it. Is there anyway I can fix any of this, just because I really don't like the idea of throwing down $60 on a pair of jeans that don't work.
Thank you guys so much for listening to me rant!