Eye of the needle

Sounds expensive? Maybe not, says the designer.

"Custom clothing is not necessarily more expensive than store-bought apparel," Durkee said. "It really depends on what you want. And considering all the low quality imported clothing, many of my customers are highly satisfied to be wearing well-made, handmade local products."

Whether its alterations, custom designs, special classes or a selection of Vermont-made products you're looking for, Classic Couture is just the excuse to get in the car and drive to Vergennes.

Check it Out-Classic Couture: Alterations, custom designs, classes and Vermont made products. Owner, Wendy Ann Durkee, 63 Main St., in Vergennes. 802-877-9964.

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