So it's actually possible to shorten the fronts from the top on a finished garment?
Seems like more work than he would be willing to do, but I might try. He's probably gonna tell me it's not possible. But even though next commissions will (suppossedly) be fixed, it would be nice if I could get this one fixed too, because I like how the top half looks. Thanks for the suggestion
Yep it's possible, you may need a new collar putting on but since he can get the cloth for new trousers......
If its a little bit out you could just cut the front of the coat at the bottom and maybe take in the hips which would hide some of the symptoms of the balance being out.