Yes if measurements were taken correctly and you do a proper remote fitting, following through with all our recommendations; one of which is to run the dance in-costume while you have the costume in your possession for the fitting.
We’ve been sewing since the 1970’s; so we’ve had lots of practice!
Customer Design Demands
First of all, we strive for zero costume malfunctions; however, there are customers who will instruct us to make very specific placements of costume components. Openings are areas where coverage is key, and it needs to give and work for the routine, but when the customer instructs us to make these areas in manners that are inconsistent with our usual design of coverage, we are not responsible for the functionality of the costume. Also customer design changes along the way may additionally hinder the functionality of the costume. We’ve been doing this a long time, but ultimately the customer is footing the bill, so we do as requested regardless. The key would be to inquire before require.
We work in high-end, 4-way stretch fabrics, which are great for growing dancers. However, sometimes customers request or supply 2-way or non-stretch, or lesser % stretch fabrics, appliques, and other embellishments. We are not responsible for the fit of alternative fabrics outside of our 4-way stretch. We will give options for the non-stretch items, but ultimately the customer is in the driver’s seat, and they are ultimately responsible for the outcome of items made of alternative supplies.
We Measure ContenderWear Brand Locals
Local ContenderWear brand customers can make an appointment and have their measurements taken by us, additionally, we do the fitting locally. After you make your deposit, you may request access to our instructions for taking and submitting your measurements. We can also set a time to walk you through the measurement process via a video call if you have faceBook, Google Hangouts; alternatively, Skype. These measurements will be used to ascertain the correct sizing for your body type, and a pattern will be made to fit those measurements. It is up to our customers to request assistance with this and make an appointment with us to verify that measurements are being taken correctly. You can also log into our measurements page to view instructions and diagrams for correct measurement taking.
If you live in the Southern California area or will be traveling through the area, we can meet with you in person to take measurements for our ContenderWear brand and/or to discuss details of your order, including sampling of fabrics. For those ordering by mail, we like to ship the base to you for a fitting. Not to worry, we are right here through Skype or Video Chat to assist you. Better to be safe than sorry.
If you are submitting measurements that someone else took, i.e. at the studio, please verify the measurements. Measurements given should be exact measurements at the time of measure. They should not be bumped up 1/2 or 1 inch as we found that one studio had done.
Wrong or Bumped Measurements
If however, you give us the wrong or larger measurements, hoping to get a larger costume to “grow into”, no your costume will not fit. It will not fit for your fitting, and most likely, you will have problems pinning it if we are doing a remote fitting. It is better to make a costume that fits the current measurements, possibly with growth options. After a deposit is made, we are here to assist you with your measurements via video call. Please schedule this measuring meeting with us, whether in-person for your ContenderWear costume or remote.
As your child grows, most of our products do stretch, some more than others. Possibilities include altering slightly for growth, and the use of Topstick Men’s Grooming Tape for keeping areas in place.
Please make sure that you know the ins & outs of measuring as we are not responsible for ill fitting garments due to incorrect measurements. To assist you with this, we have a measurement page. Our commissioned costume customers are given the password to access it. Please contact us directly to access the page if you are looking to measure for a ready-made costume.