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« on: April 21, 2005 10:35:57 PM »

I was given this and a few yards of black fabric to replicate it:



and I made this out of it. I added the flower so it wouldn't be so plain, but she didn't like my flower Sad It took so long to make, too!



the back


the inside seams


the flower pin detail


I want her to pay me for making this, but I don't know how much to charge! I've never been given fabric and told to make something for someone I dont' even know. Any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005 10:40:22 PM »

My advice would be to charge her by the hour - but it depends if you can calculate that or not...  If you can, maybe find out what kind of rates pros charge and mayble halve it?  Any pros out there?
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005 11:13:45 PM »

I think a minimum of $50 bucks. You could charge more if you feel comfortable. I charge people $15 an hour with a one hour minimum, even if its just hemming pants. It seems high, but I'm not gonna go through the trouble of talking to them (which can take an hour) plus making the item for less. I'm not a professional but my time is still valuable and to me thats a price I feel good about.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005 12:45:19 AM »

I love the flower! It's really pretty, nice job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005 06:57:37 AM »

the flower is adorable
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005 08:43:11 AM »

i think the flower is cute... are they beads? i know bead work takes some time. i wish i had the confidence to replicate clothes! that way i can borrow designer items and knock em off... hehehe. Lips sealed
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005 11:37:49 AM »

I have been trying to make a top like that for SO LONG!! can u post a tutorial??? PLEASE??? Cry
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2005 07:58:34 PM »

I think you should charge like, $40. Im not sure though. I have problems with pricing things.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2005 12:57:08 AM »

The flower is gorgeous!
Do you know how much the jacket you copied cost? The one you made should be at least as expensive. Wink
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