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A stitch in time...saves 40 euros

So I bought a funky velvet jacket to replace my stolen tuxedo suit. I found it at a second-hand shop and it fits perfectly - but hangs a tad long - but otherwise was too good to pass on.
had the entire bottom hemmed to my satisfaction and all it cost me were a few expletives 
I stopped by a tailor's in Kreuzberg to see about getting it altered shorter. Tsk, tsk, tsk, the old Italian tailor shook his head. "The pockets are too large," he explained in German, "and this material is velvet...this is a problem. It'll be a difficult job." By this he meant it would cost a pretty penny. How much? 
"Oh about 40 euros," he hazarded.

"Oh. Ja das ist ein Problem," I agreed and he laughed.

I most certainly was not about to drop that kind of money on a second-hand jacket; not because it wasn't worth it but because I'd already bought it so dirt cheap! So...I got hold of some needles and black thread and sat at the kitchen table mending it by hand. After an hour and half I had the entire bottom hemmed to my satisfaction - and pride - and all it cost me were a few expletives whilst trying to thread the damn needle! You see, stitching the suit was the easy part; it was first getting the thread through the eye of the needle that tried my patience. A stitch in time saves money mine. Hello!

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