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Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:34 am
by crfriend
weeladdie18 wrote:We are going back some time now....Have you given up on the idea of a made to measure skirt suit or other garments ?

No, I haven't. I ordered a shirt-dress from that supplier that fits perfectly (once I shrunk into it properly (I botched the measurements)), and I'm thinking seriously about ordering another from "eShakti" which seems to have produced good results for a couple of other Skirt Cafe members.
I am now considering replacing my Kilt in my outfit with a smart made to measure skirt

Go for it.

Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:10 pm
by weeladdie18
Carl ...Thank you for the encouragement....charcoal grey Short Argyle Kilt Jacket with matching waistcoat , white collar and tie.
One of the best skirts I have at present is a black straight skirt ,which is not tapered like a pencil skirt ,with two box pleats in the rear ;
so plenty of give in the hem....Which is just below the knee.....I was thinking...a male weight of skirt material for autumn wear
might be heavier than a female weight material .

When I had my last Kilt made , I spent 15 hours on the train to Scotland , and had my measurements taken by my Kilt Maker.....
probably ; true waist , hip measurement and waist to top of the knee cap measurement....The 8 yards of material was sent from the Mill overnight.
The Kilt was completely hand stitched and made up in 20 hours , pressed and dispatched within a week of my measurements being taken.

When I visited the Kilt Maker, I was wearing my old faithful Kilt which I had been wearing for over 35 years
My new jacket was an off the peg , short body fitting , with matching waistcoat...Rod.

Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
by weeladdie18
Whilst ,ouch , we are on the subject of our favourite new clothes ; I found a nice light weight summer skirt ,below the knee sunray pleated in " kaki "
with an elasticated waist band, then a similar skirt in black....both New Look in the sales in U.K...........Lovely cool skirts for the summer heat
Both at £ 12

Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:35 pm
by Happy-N-Skirts
I suggest looking up seamstress in Google. Very few seamstresses can make a skirt for men's proportions. We found one who is very reasonable and knows just what I want. She also makes wedding and bridesmaid dresses, costumes, and just about anything. She has made several items for my wife.

Another suggestion is to shop for skirts when they are in season. I begin by telling a sales associate I am shopping for my self and looking for "masculine skirts." They usually know what you are looking for and have always been very helpful. They enjoy helping men. Online shopping is very hit and miss and I have had many disappointments.

Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:40 pm
by Happy-N-Skirts
There's more.

It is difficult to help as I don't know your skirt preferences. I like skirts at the top of my knees with pockets and elastic waist band. I like mine to resemble shorts as much as possible, therefore pleats and prints are out. I have denim, khaki, camouflage, dark blue, and prefer lightweight stretch fabric. I have some scrub skirts that I have had shortened. They are available on line and are very low priced.

Re: Vendor question

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:27 pm
by Chirp
I would look for someone local.
Odds are there are few small dress makers in or around your area,

I used a local dress maker in my area to make my wife's wedding dress and my cloths for are wedding.
Saved a lot and got what we wanted, Note we were doing a theme wedding on Halloween.