I prefer my blogs and media posts to be positive as I don’t like to focus on negativity however occasionally a piece of work passes my threshold and I feel obliged to mention something.
Last month I was called by a desperate friend who had placed an order for a prom dress on the internet (actually it was her 16 year old daughter who had placed the order after suitable due diligence research into the supplier). The “made to measure” dress had taken several weeks to arrive and finally landed through the letterbox a week before the prom.
No problem I hear you cry, whilst it was seat of the pants time, at least it arrived on time, it was the correct size and colour. True, sadly there was a slight snag when it arrived…it was back to front. The “made to measure” garment had been sewn with the fishtail at the front of the dress!
Furthermore, as it was a “made to measure” garment, my friend’s daughter had asked if the fishtail could be slightly smaller so she could move around easily… so they’d chopped the end off the fishtail rather than reshaping.
Whilst I’m not going to name names on this one (that’s not my style), I checked out this “made to measure” site where the designer states [she] “still has a long way to come with her dressmaking skills…” I’d say not just dressmaking skills but care and attention to detail.