I must say, I guess I am lucky. I have never had a personal bespoke disaster story. These disasters are things I only see on the internet. If it happens to me it will be of my own making - ie literally, when I have a go at making a coat, waistcoat or trousers myself. In fact, I am trying to help develop the LL into a forum for discussing cutting and tailoring. I have grown tired of "does this look cool" discussions. I want to get beyond that and look under the bonnet and the chassis. Unfortunately, most posters in most fora want only to debate who the greatest master arbiter coolorum is. Personally, I think that a really good tailor would be able to glean from a picture of a TF/Zegna James Bond creation what it was that attracted the client to it and be able use his imagination to realise what it was about the style that he found attractive. It's not like you've been handed the pattern to cut off along with precise instructions how to make it up for someone with the exact proportions of Daniel Craig. There is a large amount of room for interpretive freedom left. Anyway, enough of this, back to my book on how to hand baste the canvas.