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We have a customer asking if it would be possible to reduce the width of the calves of his wife's boots from 41cm to between 32cm & 35cm. It is not something we could do with our limited machinery but I am wondering if any of you could help them. They live in Slough but are willing to post the boots too whoever can help.

If alterations are not feasible, they are asking if there is any fashion accessory that exists that could be used to take up the space. Now fashion is not my strong point and I cannot think of anything that would do the job, but maybe you know better.

Thanks in anticipation, Valerie

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On 9/6/2023 at 5:35 PM, Auto Key Wizard said:

The overall length of upper isn't mentioned, But leave zip as is, cast your eyes to the rear seam, a deep elastic (8" + deep) to create a  1.5"-2" gusset would be the way forward after decreasing the calf width.

 

On 9/7/2023 at 11:18 AM, elfman said:

easy option to get shape and measurement  get customer to put the boots on then pull the upper to snug fit and staple them to fit then you have the shape you need to alter them to ,cut out the excess stitch back together job done 

Can either of you do this for them, as we cannot? I'd be happy to pass on your contact details if you can.

Thanks, Valerie

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All I am trying to do is help a customer who has emailed some photos of his wife's new boots. If you want to give me your address etc. then I am happy to point him in your direction then you can get all the measurements you want first hand.  But, as I said they, live in Slough, so it may not be feasible for them to drive to you.

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2 minutes ago, Bren said:

Before you go any further, i'd give the customer a baseline price. I'd be charging at least £50

Hello Bren

As I have said before, we cannot do these ourselves which is why I was asking if any of you could. I have passed on to the customer the one set of contact details that I have been given, so now it is down to them to take this further. 

If you would like to give me your contact details as well I will be more than happy to pass them on.

Thanks, Valerie

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1 minute ago, Forest Cobbler said:

Hello Bren

As I have said before, we cannot do these ourselves which is why I was asking if any of you could. I have passed on to the customer the one set of contact details that I have been given, so now it is down to them to take this further. 

If you would like to give me your contact details as well I will be more than happy to pass them on.

Thanks, Valerie

Thanks Valerie but my days of doing jobs like this are long gone. It was always a job i disliked doing, and certainly wouldn't attempt it without at least 2 visits by the customer to get the fit right.

At least you have tried to do your best for the customer and get them the right help.

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