Many, many years ago, my father used to own a men's clothing store. He would make men's suits, and still has the sewing machine and hemming machine (blind stitch machine? I know it has a name) and the ability to hem and alter pretty much anything I get FOR FREE, which is awesome, and which is also WAY awesome, because petite clothes sometimes aren't as petite as you'd like, and also, sometimes stupid designers don't even MAKE things petite, as if we are all 5'7" tall.
Unless I specifically remember to ask him to go extra long on the hem, I end up with perfectly hemmed clothing, but perfectly hemmed not in the slightly longish fashion that is in style now, but perfectly hemmed in the just hit the top of your shoes fashion favored by, say, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
I need Frank's hat.