Transforming the mundane: Costume Base Frock to Screen Jackurate

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Post  HIGH5orDIE on Wed May 28, 2014 1:48 pm

It was prom season lol
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Post  HIGH5orDIE on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:13 pm

So I'm a little upset and pretty discouraged about this whole project.... the alterations people I went to are apparently hard of hearing and despite my reiterating exactly what I expected to be done three times AND I gave two photos with clear cut explanations, it's still not right.  Evil or Very Mad 

What they F'd up:
•Made the cuffs smaller and they were already too small
She says "Well if you make the sleeves closer fitting the cuffs have to come in or it would be out of proportion."~~~~~~~Are the sleeves in proportion in the photos I supplied?
•Put the buttons for the pockets literally under the flap, so you can't see them and only put three under each pocket  Mad 
She says"That's how buttons work and they wouldn't line up if I did five under each pocket."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Doesn't matter with fake button holes... and again was it like that in the photos? SMH
•Missed a couple buttons on the front despite having fake button holes to use for reference
She says "Oops, I can fix that right now." ~~~~~~pfft
•Now here is the kicker.... THEY PUT THE PLEATS ON THE SIDES  pale 
I didn't even know what to say.

I decided to cut my losses and just take the coat home. I don't know if I can salvage the screen accuracy I was aiming for but I will try.

Our pup Hodor was trying to eat a button.


Notice the pockets and their buttons. Also as you can see no top button and no bottom but the rest line up perfectly... and yes I'm sure Hodor didn't eat em  ;-)


The cuff from both sides without adjusting.


They look ok but if only they were where they belong SIGH


My wife was good enough to model it while I captured the pics I wanted so excuse the "baggyness" it's way too big on her.
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Post  Razorwid on Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:25 am

I feel your pain.
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Post  Blade Savvy on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:21 am

Mate,

It is so depressing when so called 'craftsmen/women' simply don't deliver what the customer wants! I have had similar experiences but not to this extent. I hope you manage to resolve it somehow.
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Post  HIGH5orDIE on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:31 am

appreciate the empathy guys.
It seems in most cases the old adage proves true; "If you want something done right...."
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Post  Mondas42 on Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:12 am

Sorry to hear that! I hope you didn't pay them for it?

What's the plan now?
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Post  HIGH5orDIE on Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:44 am

Yeah I'm too nice... I did get 30% off  Laughing 
I look at it like this; quality work was done just in the wrong way... how my directions were conveyed to the multiple workers is unclear so they may have been following directions just not the correct ones. In other words I felt someone deserved something just not what was agreed.

Well after some consideration and time to cool down  Twisted Evil  the plan is to dye it, weather it, add the remainder of the buttons, wear it this Halloween (Maybe) and sell it.... at a loss no doubt as I'm $180 into it total.

You win some you lose some?
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Post  Capn_Jack_Savvy on Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:18 pm

That is why you have to find yourself a "seamstress" and shower her with gifts, jobs, and commissions! It also helps if she is a costumer as well!!!!

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Post  FleetStreetNightmare on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:23 pm

Sorry to hear that it didn't go well Sad
In one of your pics it actually looks like they took the pleating out. From the first pics you posted it looked like your coat already had the extra material for pleating, it just needed to be pleated and possibly moved to match the screen used coat. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out after you dye it though.
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