Sorry if this is a really silly question, but I'm wondering what happens to the extra material when an item like a suit/sport coat is shortened (I know, I know, not supposed to do it!) or when an overcoat is shortened. Does the tailor just give you the cut off extra fabric (perhaps it would be worth keeping in case the main piece needed mending in a few years?)? Is that material actually folded into the lining of the coat, the way the hem on trousers is? (Seems unlikely.) I'm wondering because I would like to have an overcoat shortened and based on past posts it sounds like this is a practical and even quite an easy alteration. Is it easy to do, and if so, where does the extra material (if you're taking it up 4 inches, that is a TON of wool, cashmere, etc.) go?