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Bodysuit by Uhighlander

 -Name of Character:
Alex Dachshund
-Name of Artist:
-Type of Commission (head, partial, fullsuit, other):
-Character Concept Art:
-Photo of Finished Product:
-Date completed:
June 2012
-Is this your first fursuit or do you have experience with fursuits?
I have a fursuit. This is my first experience with a bodysuit however.
--Please answer the following using a scale of 1 -5, 5 meaning completely satisfied, 4 meaning somewhat satisfied, 3 meaning neutral, 2 meaning somewhat dissatisfied, and 1 meaning completing dissatisfied.
Please add details to explain your rating, and take off points where appropriate.--
-How satisfied are you with how the body fits? Is it comfortable to wear? Does it allow for good movement?(1-5):
It fits great. When I put the digigrade padding inside the legs however, the legs and the crotch area becomes too tight and I get worried that some seams may rip.
However, the legs were a bit too short and I could feel them riding up whenever I sat down or walked. I had Balto Woof lengthen the legs at Anthrocon.
-How satisfied are you with the quality and durability of the body? Are the seams durable?(1-5):
The fur is great, no worries there.
The sewing however seems to have been rushed as I noticed a hole the first time I put it on and seems to have been sewn once with a cheap thread. I noticed a second hole after I wore it on Friday at Anthrocon.
In order to prevent anymore holes or popped seams from appearing, Balto Woof kindly offered to re-sew the seams and holes for me. It was a temporary fix however, and I have found a third hole one day when I washed it. 
The digigrade padding is a bit iffy. The padding is two homemade pillow-like things I stuff down into the legs of the bodysuit. When I do so, it becomes incredibly tight in the groin and thigh area, and makes me nervous and feel like the seams are gonna rip while the digigrade is in place. Because of this issue I have to wear the suit plantigrade even though I initially wanted digigrade to begin with. :/
-How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and material? Does it match the concept art? (1-5):
Matches perfectly to what I wanted. She even used the same tan fur that :linkgrowly: had used on my fursuit head.
Visual Aspects:
-How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matched the concept art? (1-5):
She did a dropped crotch on my suit but it wasn't as low as I had hoped it would be. I was wanting the seat of the suit to be a lot lower. I also wanted more padded digigrade hips and not just pillow inserts. 
-How satisfied are you with the consistency of your suit to the makers style? (1-5):
No complaints here.
Construction Aspect:
-How satisfied are you with the overall quality? Are all the seams durable? Has anything fallen apart?(1-5):
Seams have popped and two holes appeared, and the legs weren't long enough. The legs have been lengthened but the sewing is sub-par and I have found another hole.
-How satisfied are you with how well everything fits together and matches up? (1-5):
Matches up to my head perfectly.
Communication Aspect:
-How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker? Did they take an unreasonable long time to respond?(1-5):
She didn't show me any WIP images until after the bodysuit was completely sewn together. But other than that she would reply almost immediately to my text messages (we communicated thru texting).
-How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker? (1-5):
No complaints here.
-How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker? Were they pleasant to work with? (1-5):
I wish she could have shown me more WIP images but other than that she was very sweet, upbeat, and friendly. Was not rude to me at all.
-How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project? Were any deadlines missed or was it done early? (1-5):
It arrived at my house the day I had to leave for Anthrocon.
-How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project? (1-5):
Other than the seams popping I'm really happy with what I've received. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it.
-How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker? (1-5):
Would commission again.
-Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, or any comments: 
Haven't had any problems with her. I think maybe the problems that came from it was because it was a rushed commission to be completed in time for Anthrocon. But yeah, I totally love the bodysuit and I've gotten so many compliments on it. Other than some sewing problems and the digigrade not working, she did really great on it. 

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