No fast fashion please, I'm bespoken for

Nothing to wear for Chinese New Year? If you eschew fast fashion, seek out a traditional tailor. Here are some tips to get you started

(A typical exchange with my long-time tailor Suzanne Chua at Zann & Denn's in Kreta Ayer Road)

"Suzanne, it's a little tight at the sides for this blouse - do you think you can unpick the seams just a little?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2020, with the headline 'No fast fashion please, I'm bespoken for'. Print Edition | Subscribe