Friday, August 12

Home delivery

Captured in the image above: one of the perks of living here

Taken in our garage the other day, the neigbourhood tailor spent the afternoon working though a bundle of odd sewing jobs. Arriving on his sewing machine-bicycle, he took hemlines up and down, sewed buttons and turned round necks into v necks. Even though this is a common sight and occupation here, to my very western sensibility, it still always feels completely luxurious to have someone deliver this service in your own home!
Indonesia, how will I ever leave you?


Anonymous said...

That is So Cool!! I mean, obviously the part about having a tailor come to your house is amazing- but on a bicycle with a sewing machine and table attached!? Brilliant!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ps. I just 'pinned' the top photo. Hope you don't mind! (should drive some traffic your way!)

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

so so so cool!!! i want one here please!
cheryl xox.

clare young said...

That looks like a little piece of heaven!

sarah said...

yep - it's all those things. So convenient of course and maybe I have gotten used to it but the bike/sewing machine is an amazing concept. My eyes nearly popped out of my head the first time I saw someone riding a bike with sewing machine attached. It's also very communal. Other than in this instance where I had a long list of things to be altered and he came inside the front gate, usually they would just park on the street then everyone lines up with their clothes and has a chat while they wait their turn!

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

When you get back you could start a franchise of suburban tailors on bikes! I know I would need one quite allot.
(love your posts on you day to day life, so interesting).

deux chiens et un garcon said...

WOnderful service. Willbeabit of a shock when you return.

I have been catching up on your posts tonight.

Great to be taken so faraway.


cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

hi sarah,
just popping in to see how you're doing!?!
hope all's well and you're just busy enjoying life.
cheryl xox.

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

Hi Sarah, I haven't forgotten you! Have you moved back to Sydney and if so, settled in? Will be sending an email to you shortly......missed our banter and venting!!!!!
Sarah woods

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