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Two Husky Tails from L_Hiver

<b>Name of Artist:</b> L_Hiver/ Just Fur Kicks


<b>Website:</b> www.furaffinity.net/user/lhiver/


<b>Character/species commissioned (link to photo/concept art):</b> N/A


<b>Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:</b> 2 Husky Tails, one from furbuy and one custom made, Furbuy one www.furaffinity.net/view/5975493/ Custom one www.furaffinity.net/view/5977649/


<b>Is the item old or new (if old, how long have you had it/when was it made?)</b> New just got it in the mail today


--Grade each below aspect on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best)--
<b>Visual Aspect (does it match the concept art? Is it consistent with other items the maker has produced? Is it visually pleasing overall?):</b> N/A


<b>Service Aspect (Deadlines. Communication. Little extras.):</b> 5 Hiver is a sweet heart to work with and had the custom husky tail done within  a day. Great person to work with.


<b>Workmanship Aspect (Is the sewing neat? Are things that should be sewn glued or vise versa? Does it fit? Has anything fallen off yet that shouldn’t have):</b> 2 for the custom 4 for the furbuy This is where I have the problem. I got the tails in the mail today, I was super excited! I pulled them both out of the box and noticed something peculiar about the custom one rather than the orange. The orange had a lovely curl the curled over to the other side of the tail, the custom on the other hand did not. After brushing it out I discovered that it felt like they had not pulled the tip out  to complete the curl, no biggie. I tried pulling it out and brushing it out but to no avail. Frustrated I popped the seams at the top of the tail and pulled it inside out, only to discover that the tail had a literal "ring" on the end of it rather than a tip for a proper curly tail. I took my box cutter to it and separated the two parts and I am now in the process of sewing it back together. I don't know if this was a mistake or what, because the orange one looks great. Another minor complaint, and I think this is minor, they used a whip stitch rather than a blanket stitch to sew the pieces together. I wonder how that will affect he durability in the long run.


<b>Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:</b> Dealing with them was awesome, fixing their mistake how ever is not.


<b>Final Grade (out of 5):</b> 3/5

Comments

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fatkraken
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I would say using whipstitch is not a minor fault. Whipstitch is a TERRIBLE stitch for tails, paws or bodies, (blanket stitck is not much better). If you're hand sewing, you need a proper stitch with a defined seam and preferably self locking, backstitch is the only one I would ever recommend.
borderdog
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
I personally wouldn't use either of those stitches either..

I agree with fatkraken. Bad sewing technique is a major fault when sewn items is what you are offering, and they need to be fairly durable.

I have gotten things that were loosely whip stitched together before, and it's pretty frustrating. I think it would be a good idea to take a sewing class or something if you plan on making a business out of it, but don't have any sewing background or knowledge.
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