A: Vince Rao and his crew at The Village Tailor and Cleaners (125 Sullivan Street; 925-9667) understand your pain. The shop picks up and delivers free in the neighborhood (fee negotiable for longer distances) and will drop everything to tackle emergency work stat. Much of the work takes fifteen minutes – plain hems take only five and cost $11.50. Uptown clients may prefer Peppino’s (780 Lexington Avenue, at 60th Street; 832-3844), a favorite of the Four Seasons Hotel, not to mention Alec Baldwin and Zsa Zsa (all that celebrity debauchery is tough on seams and hemlines, you know). Joseph “Peppino” Rettura will put two tailors to work on one customer’s item if needed – on everything from shortening sleeves ($22.50 and up) to taking in the waist ($13.50). Can’t wait around? Peppino delivers.