Hey assholes. I think what is going on here is that Pocketface still doesn't have a handle on every little facet of the game like those of us who have been playing for years. So, instead of jumping down a newbs throat (remember, we want more players) I'll throw this out.
1. Anyone can take a piece of material and set @desc, @coverage and all them @messages however they want. The tailoring skill comes in when you @finalize the item, making it both wearable and valuable. A skilled "tailor" could fashion a piece of shit (literally @coverage face, @color brown, @desc It's a piece of stinking, disgusting fecall matter) and it would be worth thousands of chyen. I love the tailoring system, but this is the one thing that's always bothered me about it. We hope that the really creative players with good descs have a high tailoring skill, and the shitty ones don't or they play it the right way, but you never know.</rant>
2. Asking for tailors over SIC/NLM/etc is just a means of creating commerce (aka supporting the economy). I *could* make this shirt/tie/pair of ass-less chaps myself, but my character isn't a tailor, so I'll find someone who is rping that role. Just like I might pay some Immy to go spread some fliers and spray paint some add, even though I could do it in half the time.
3. Welcome to Sindome motherfucker!