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Skirting the Rules owner Nikki Caulfield opened her alterations and tailoring business on the second floor of Norby’s Department Store in downtown Detroit Lakes. The DL native has always had a flare for sewing and has lent her talents to what she calls “her baby” — the Shakespeare in the Park productions. Paula Quam/Tribune

Caulfield opens alterations store in Norby’s

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One local lady is breaking free of her everyday pattern and stitching together her own business.  Detroit Lakes native Nikki Caulfield has opened an alterations and tailoring business called Skirting the Rules.


“I taught English grammar for a while, so I very much enjoy plays on words,” she said from her quaint little space on the second floor of Norby’s Department Store, “and I knew I’d be playing around with some skirts and things, so I thought the name was perfect.”

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