On the advice of a friend, one of our Best of the Bay associates brought a pair of jeans with a distressed hem to Sew Fast to be shortened. The man at the counter took a quick measurement, handed over the claim ticket and curtly asked, When do you want them? It was a Monday. The associate paused, used to having seamsters dictate when the job would be done. When do you want them? the man asked again, Wednesday tomorrow? Tomorrow? The associate was really flummoxed now. Um, uh, Wednesdayll be OK, the associate mumbled in reply. On his way out, the associate asked if the jeans would keep the same distressed hem. No problem, the man said. Thats how we do it. And thats how Sew Fast did it. 2209 W. Platt St., Tampa, 813-258-0161.