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I really cringe when I see jobs like this.  I have no doubt the wife did her best. She just didn't know how far in over her head she was and now she she feels like an idiot.  And she may well be an experienced and talented home/hobby seamstress. This just ain't the same as making a dress from a store bought pattern, is it?
30 years ago (with 10 years experience making custom slipcovers for a living behind me) I spent 8 hours sewing my first set of v-berth cushions out of vinyl. After eight hours they were completely apart ( for the 7th or 8th time) and I STILL had no clue what I was doing wrong - or what I was going to do. That welting waved and wiggled like a politician at a fund-raising picnic. And I'd sewn a lot of boxed cushions. Just not that big and never in vinyl. (Did you know that stuff stretches?) LOL! 
Tell you what - Ole Rusty suddenly wasn't so cocky. : )  Anyway, eventually - sadly, not on that job - I learned. Just like all of us. But after 42 years of cutting and sewing and training a lot of sewers I'm comfortable in saying that there's just no substitute for experience. It's like I once told a smart-assed computer engineer that sneered and said to me, "You need to ESTIMATE price and yardage? Jesus! This isn't rocket science!", and I put down my pencil and pad and politely replied with all the feigned sincerity I could muster, "You know, you're right, sir. This isn't rocket science. And I think you need to go find yourself a rocket scientist to make your slipcovers." And I smiled and opened the door. Judging by the way his wife was looking at him, I'll bet it was cold in the bedroom THAT night. Ain't self-employment grand? <g>

Rusty

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