Thanks, I think the quality of materials is better on the replica, the skirt in particular. Regarding the bodice fitting, I did notice it looked a bit loose myself. Mine is *extremely* heavily boned. But I did wonder if it just looks loose because it is on a mannequin? Most human women aren't shaped like mannequins, so I would figure it would actually fit a person far better than the mannequin. Although, I would wonder how something as fitted as that vest could be mass-produced? And thanks regarding my picnic dress! I'm so happy it is finished!