I wanted to write to you to express my complete satisfaction with your patterns. I am a co-founder of a small, but growing, costuming group in central Ohio called The Emerald Parlor. Our blog can be found at http://emeraldparlor.wordpress.com.
We recently held our Annual Ladies Tipsy Tea, and the costume theme for this year was Victorian. After reading pattern reviews for several pattern companies, my best friend and I chose your patterns to purchase. I am more than happy that we did. I have been making costumes for over 12 years, and your patterns are the first that I have used that I have not wanted to alter in some way. Your patterns are spot on, and deliver exactly what is promised. I was able to create my outfit with ease. And when another member of the group (my sister in law) was unable to finish her costume due to some unfortunate events, I was able to use her basic measurements to create an outfit that fit her perfectly in just 3 days time. Considering that she lives over 70 miles from me, and I was not going to see her until the day of the event, I was more than impressed with the results.
I have attached photos of us in our costumes. For my costume, I used TV170 for my petticoat, TV221 for the underskirt with ruffle, TV324 for the overskirt and TV422 for the bodice, with the collar and full length sleeves. For Angie's costume, I used TV221 for the underskirt without the ruffle, TV324 for the overskirt and TV422 for the bodice, without the collar and with 3/4 length sleeves. Patty used TV170 for the petticoat, TV221 for the underskirt without the ruffle, TV303 for the overskirt and TV405 for the bodice.
I will be ordering more patterns from you soon, as we will be hosting a Civil War Ball in February. I look forward to doing business with you again!