Real Talk #017 – Getting clothes altered

Do you have an item of clothing that you really like, but it doesn’t fit quite right? Luckily for you, that’s a problem with a simple solution! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Morag walk you through all the English vocabulary and expressions you’ll need get an item of clothing altered to fit you perfectly!

Fun facts

Have you ever wondered why some people, especially celebrities, always look good in the clothes they wear? It’s because they get their clothing altered by a seamstress or tailor. If you want to look your best, you can even get loose t-shirts altered to fit perfectly!

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • A trooper
  • A baby step
  • To take in/to let out
  • Measure twice, cut once
  • Hand-me-down

Credit:Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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