Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Fundi Beatrice

One of the things I love about living in Tanzania are the tailors. It's difficult to find workable clothing here, but beautiful fabric is plentiful, and so are tailors. The tailor I've most recently been using has been way too flaky, so I've been looking for another one. I was thrilled to find a young woman last week that's just a few minutes walk from our house. Her name is Beatrice, and her shop is made out of one half of one of those big shipping containers. She uses an old-fashioned foot-pedal sewing machine. I've already had her make me a dress, a skirt, and curtain ties for my kitchen curtains--all for the equivalent of about $12. Made to order; done the next day. Can't beat that!
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