customer feedback

'Stole the show'

It was a sensation! Stole the show thank you for making it happen-made my birthday xxx
N Lister, Cheshire  (Homecoming tartan bustle skirt ,corset and sporran handbag)

'truly beautiful'

bag arrived few days ago. It is truly beautiful!
J Ovciarikova, Czech Republic (Poker Urban Jungle Bag)
SmartPants - frilly roses with bow


Just to let you know I recieved the bag yesterday morning. Thank you very much it is even prettier than expected!! I can't wait to go and show it off!! I think I am now addicted as Im planning which one I will get next!!
A Mackenzie, Kinloss, Invernesshire  (Dogtooth Check Urban Jungle Bag)

'over the moon'

As promised, my email to let you know that my handbag arrived in the post yesterday!!I am over the moon with it, it's gorgeous it matches my shoes, hair bows etc, etc ... I would not hesitate to use your company again! Thank you
Rochelle Miller, USA  (Punk dinkybag)

'absolutely gorgeous'

I received the bags today and they are absolutely gorgeous. I’ve already had a few comments from folk at work. Thanks again.
S Dyer, Edinburgh  (patchwork Daintybag & Isles tweed Dinkybag)


I've just recieved the bag !! It's amazing, thank you so much :)
Happy new year !
G Cerdan, France  (Alice urban jungle handbag)


Many, many thanks, it is FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Will model it tonight and again, many thanks, I am delighted. This will be my Christmas outfit!!!
G Ellis-Pow, Edinburgh  (Tartan camisole and knickers)

'fits beautifully'

It came Saturday and it fits beautifully. Thank you very much, it's gorgeous.
L Jenkins, London (made to measure crumbcatcher dress)
pinstripe bustle skirt and waist-cincher


I am VERY HAPPY with your pants! I tried one couple of days ago. You should sell them 3 times the price. Thanks a lot!
Chrystele Sanloup, Paris

'the bride wore tartan — twice'

Look and feel fantastic babe! Once again thank you so immensely for making me such BEAUTIFUL skirts — I love them so much and I'm so looking forward to wearing them again!!
Ruth P, Edinburgh  (wedding dress: tartan pencil skirt (daytime), tartan circle skirt (evening))


Thanks for adjusting the waistcincher — it has arrived in Sweden and fits just great!
Miki, Sweden

by text

Hi got my hotpants + theyre perfect! thanks!
Jacqueline M, Glasgow, Scotland  (tartan hotpants for Scotland–Italy game)

'the pants have landed!'

Hi Irene, The pants arrived here this morning, while I was out. I'm delighted with them, they're even prettier that they appear on the web site! Thanks for the tips about washing them, it's much appreciated.
Linda S, Edinburgh, Scotland  (three pairs frilly knickers with bow)

'you star'

Thank you!! I bought a bag from you at the festival and i can assure you it's used every day! The bag and purse are for my bridesmaid as a thank you for freezing her bits off on our wedding day, I'm sure she'll love it as much as i love my bag!! They have arrived safe, sound and very cool!! Your bags should come with a government health warning-highly addictive however sure fire cure for seasonal affective disorder!!
Bridget P, Surrey, England  (Dinkybags and purse)


Hi ya honey! Guess what...its HERE! And it is fabulous! I picked it up on my way to work this morning and I had to put it on in the office and model it for the girls! It fits beautifully! Oh ... and then i found the delightful surprise! I love them! Thank you soooo much Irene for everything.
Gabriel N, Melbourne, Australia  (pinstripe bustle skirt & waistcincher, frilly pants with bow)

'Thank you'

   Dear Irene,
Skirt and blouse arrived safely last week and they are wonderful..better than I thought they would turn out! So thank you very much!
Looking forward to see what the waist cincher looks like with it all!

Thanks again
Mel N, Leek, England


   Dear Irene,
congratulations on your wonderful designs. They came to my attention on Monday at the opening of the Edinburgh Film Festival. I noticed Brian Cox's wife Nicole was wearing a stunning tartan corset and she told me it was all down to you. I am an opinion columnist for The Scottish Sun. Whenver I go to a function or do TV I always try to wear a bit of tartan to fly the flag. But oh how I struggle to keep it up with little in the shops.

Many thanks
Martel M, Glasgow

'Amazing night — amazing dress'

Hi Irene, just to say thanks so much for helping me to feel a million dollars at the ESBC Ball — the dress was amazing & I got no end of compliments in it.
Thanks so much - you're a star!
Sheila H, Edinburgh, Scotland  (made-to-measure ballgown)

St. Andrews Day ballgown

Hi Irene, Just wanted to let you know that the corset and skirt both look fantastic,-thank you so much! and went down a treat at the ball with loads of complements from interested parties (had no hesitation to spread the word about the Impractical Clothes name and web address, hope you don’t mind!). Have attached a picture of the final product in case you wanted to see it.
By the way, loved the feel of the corset, have never had such good posture or a waistline like that.
Thanks again for all your help. I really, really appreciate all your hard work!
Now what can I purchase next from your store...?!
Kirsten M, Doha, Qatar  (made to measure corset and full length skirt)

'I love that bag'

   Hi Irene,
I have just received the bag I have ordered and I think it is beautiful. I visited Edinbrough about three years ago and bought the smallest version of the bag on a market. I love that bag so on a rainy day I googled impractical clothes and found your website. When I saw that there is also a larger version I ordered it immediatedly. And now I can take one with me for every occasion, to work or a party. Thank you for making these beautiful bags!!!

Good luck in the future, I'll keep an eye on the website and I'll definitely tell all my friends about you.
Barbara W, Arnhem, Holland
groovy tie

'wondering if you do clothes for men?'

Cool clothes. Recently bought a tie in your stall in the Spiegeltent in Edinburgh, very nice. Very cool tie, best I've ever found!
Pete S, Aberystwyth, Wales  (tie)

Merci — c'est jolie

J'ai reçu la robe samedi et elle superbe ainsi que le petit sac. Elle tombe juste bien et je trouve que le tissu donne bien avec le style de la robe. Le sac est très joli et ça fait bien assorti à la robe. C'est une robe de cérémonie (je pourrais aller aux Oscars avec : c'est ce que Rémy m'a dit).
Nadia G, Brittany, France (made-to-measure dress and dinkybag)

're: hotpants'

Received the shorts yesterday, they are WICKED!!!!! Cant wait to wear them!!!!!
Cheryl F, Inverness,Scotland  (more made-to-measure tartan hotpants)

Re: on line purchase

the bag has arrived - and is much appreciated. thanks for your prompt service. my partner bought a dinky bag at your stall in the edinburgh festival — she loves it and uses it virtually everyday! thats why we thought it would be a nice gift....
Stephen J, Lancaster, England

Re: Dress

   Hi Irene,
I've tried it on and it fits and I love wearing it! Can't wait to get to the sunshine now — leaving on Friday! I think the trim is fantastic — especially how you've actually woven it in to the top of the bodice. It's such a treat for me to wear something that actually fits in every direction, and is still funky and stylish.

If I got some slinky evening fabric could you make the same dress in a night-time version??
Jude S, London