Jean Melhuish, reputedly the best seamstress in Scotland, receives clients in her front room, where complete discretion is ensured.
Set in the 1960s, The Fitting is about the clash of values between the generations, between a mother and her daughter, as embodied in their differing attitudes to the skilled seamstress who has toiled to make the young girl's wedding dress.
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A contemporary tale about a couple of city-dwellers whose cottage in Carnbeg offers relief every weekend from the hurly-burly of Edinburgh.
However, a longing develops for coffee-shops, for cinemas, and for art galleries.
In short, for all the things that Carnbeg can't provide.