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« Reply #1500 on: December 01, 2012 06:58:44 AM »

YKYACW you appreciate handmade gifts (no matter how flawed they are) more than store bought gifts, because you know it means someone cares.

YKYAC And That Your Mom Is Not when you hand her the first scarf you've ever made, at the tender age of eight, and she hands it back and says 'I love it, let me know when it's finished...' (I was eight! Holes were abundant.)
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« Reply #1501 on: December 02, 2012 01:33:05 PM »

One of my co-workers had the audacity to ask me to make her wedding dress for free! She wanted a Civil War Era dress and the undergarments to match.

wow that really takes the biscuit..I know what you mean though...I also find it irritating that people say, 'why don't you make these to sell' because they have NO idea how long it takes and how much work actually goes into it..and how much of yourself that you put into it...and you couldn't get enough cash to make that worthwhile...lol..m aybe you could..but it would be a lot!
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« Reply #1502 on: December 02, 2012 01:58:08 PM »

Well, she asked again the other day. She offered to pay me $100, plus buy the materials.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1503 on: December 03, 2012 05:11:12 AM »

you need to figure out how many hours it would take and then calculate how much it would cost her to hire a dressmaker to make it for her!!...
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« Reply #1504 on: December 03, 2012 09:31:33 PM »

I tried telling her that but she still thinks her buying the supplies plus giving me $100 would be enough.
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« Reply #1505 on: December 04, 2012 05:53:38 AM »

I tried telling her that but she still thinks her buying the supplies plus giving me $100 would be enough.
Only if she wanted something super simple, which she probably doesn't, right?  My mother-in-law paid me $100 and bought the supplies to make her a simple cotton halter dress for a party.  But it's also different doing that for family than a co-worker.  There's a reason wedding dresses are so expensive, it's all the labor that goes into something that detailed, especially when it's not just slapped together in a sweatshop.

I don't blame you, I wouldn't do it either.
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« Reply #1506 on: December 04, 2012 10:49:03 AM »

I tried telling her that but she still thinks her buying the supplies plus giving me $100 would be enough.

OK well officially she is a moron..seriously and even if you were crazy enough to make it ( you're not, right?) she sounds like the kind of person that would find flaws..lots of flaws, because nothing would be right enough...

you can tell her that you are just too busy, but that you know a little woman in Ireland who is very experienced at making historical costume and that she is willing to make it...tell her I will only charge $1000
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« Reply #1507 on: December 04, 2012 10:47:17 PM »

I tried telling her that but she still thinks her buying the supplies plus giving me $100 would be enough.
Only if she wanted something super simple, which she probably doesn't, right?  My mother-in-law paid me $100 and bought the supplies to make her a simple cotton halter dress for a party. 

I don't blame you, I wouldn't do it either.


Nothing simple about a Civil War Era gown with the matching undergarments.


OK well officially she is a moron..seriously and even if you were crazy enough to make it ( you're not, right?) she sounds like the kind of person that would find flaws..lots of flaws, because nothing would be right enough...

you can tell her that you are just too busy, but that you know a little woman in Ireland who is very experienced at making historical costume and that she is willing to make it...tell her I will only charge $1000

Haha, no way I'd do it. She is definitely one of those people who finds tiny flaws in everything.
She's decided to just go with a normal gown for her wedding or I'd tell her that. Then she'd realize how stupid her offer is.
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« Reply #1508 on: December 04, 2012 11:05:48 PM »

Nothing simple about a Civil War Era gown with the matching undergarments.
I missed and /or forgot about that part.  I think my brain rejected it!   Yeah, I'd expect to pay through the nose for that, or spend months working on it myself.  People who don't craft think this stuff can be done in an afternoon!
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« Reply #1509 on: December 04, 2012 11:57:52 PM »

I missed and /or forgot about that part.  I think my brain rejected it!   Yeah, I'd expect to pay through the nose for that, or spend months working on it myself.  People who don't craft think this stuff can be done in an afternoon!
Hey, that's okay. My brain does that to me all the time. Grin
Yes, people who don't craft don't understand all the effort and time that goes into a project.  Angry
Then there are those who want you to teach them and teach them for free!
I recently told a friend that I was going to teach myself to quilt and that I was wanting to eventually try to make a baby quilt for another coworker (who is very sweet) who is expecting. The same coworker who wanted me to make her gown said "Oh! You know I'm pregnant, right? When you make her quilt you can make one for me too! Or you could just teach me!"
At that moment, I wanted to stab her in her eye with a pen! Instead I took the book I'm teaching myself with out of my bag, showed it to her, and said "If you'd like, when I go home tonight, I can make you copies of the pages that have to do with quilting." She completely lost interest in quilting.

On a nicer note, the book I'm teaching myself with is a really good one, if anyone can get their hands on it. It's Reader's Digest "Complete Guide to Needlework". I paid $1 for mine at a garage sell some years ago and just recently taught myself to embroider using it.
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