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Four months to make a shirt?

(9 Posts)
apricot Wed 25-Mar-15 18:42:44

In early November I sent fabric and a shirt to copy to a dressmaker in the city. She sounded lovely but keeps saying it's nearly finished/ finished/ about to be posted. It still hasn't arrived and I suspect something has gone wrong and she has no intention of making my shirt or posting it back to me.
Would I be unreasonable to turn up on her doorstep and ask for it?

rosequartz Wed 25-Mar-15 18:46:07

Not at all!

Full refund at least plus your fabric back (if she still has it) [ hmm]

J52 Wed 25-Mar-15 19:09:14

It works out at something like a seem a week. I'd demand an explanation or my money back! x

harrigran Wed 25-Mar-15 19:17:25

She is way out of order, get on the phone and ask her to return fabric and shirt and give her a date by which it should be returned.

Humbertbear Thu 26-Mar-15 07:56:13

How long did it take to make a shirt on The Sewing Bee? This is nonsense. Demand your money , and fabric, back now.

ninathenana Thu 26-Mar-15 08:09:48

I wouldn't give her any more time. Demand the immediate return of whatever she has be that a half made shirt or I suspect your untouched fabric.

henetha Thu 26-Mar-15 10:50:14

Any unreasonableness is totally on her part, not yours.

grannyactivist Thu 26-Mar-15 11:35:01

My mother could make a shirt in a day. Something is dodgy here apricot. I would definitely turn up and see what's going on. I'd ask to be shown the shirt in its current state of readiness.

vampirequeen Thu 26-Mar-15 19:58:09

Send her a letter by recorded delivery that way she can't deny receiving it. Tell her that you require the shirt or the fabric and your money back by a specific day e.g. two weeks from the date of the letter. Say if you do not receive said shirt or fabric and refund you will take the matter further.