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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011 08:09:53 PM »

Wow! That is amazing-congrats!! I agree with everyone-aim high and that way you are set to negotiate. Good luck!!

« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011 08:15:21 PM »

I'm with everyone else on this--set your price high. You put a ton of hard work into this dress and you deserve to get paid for it! I'd say you need to pick your price and add atleast an extra grand to whatever that is. Like the last girl said, you need room to negotiate!
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011 08:24:32 PM »

That is soooo awesome!  Congratulations!  When I think of how much a designer dress might cost for a celebrity, $1000 would be a bargain.  If you spent over 100 hours on the dress, don't pay yourself minimum wage Cheesy  Just as an example, look at this dress: http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/255197ZJ9019140#  It's $2800, and manufactured.  Your dress is one-of-a-kind and way hotter   Wink

« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011 08:35:49 PM »

I work in the Industry, and standard is $10 per hour of labour, whatever your material costs were, plus faulting, overhead and other boring things. My suggestion, go with the $1000 for the tabs, and lets say 100 hours of work? That's another 1000. I'd say 2-3000, They'll bargain with you, and you get a bit of profit for school, etc.

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011 08:43:09 PM »

I agree with vecrutzi.

« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011 06:54:16 AM »

That dress is totally worh more than $1000. Girls from my highschool would pay that much for a fabric prom dress. Don't undersell! aim high!

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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011 09:48:27 AM »

It's almost 4000 tabs, and I honestly didn't buy one soda for my dress, they were all donated...But I spent over 100 hours on it...So what I'm understanding is if a can of soda's $0.25 it's already $1000, which I think that's a little much...I don't really know though.

That's absolutely not too much, in fact it's too little. That would only be $10 an hour which isn't the best wage you could get for yourself, I'm sure.

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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011 10:00:36 AM »

This is so exciting! Congratulations!!! I featured you on Craftster's Facebook page today.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011 10:18:05 AM »

I would personally start by asking them to make an offer.  Once they do (this is a BUSINESS for them - haggling is GOOD), then ask for a little over that, or AT LEAST the 2000 to 3000 vecrutzi suggested.  You might be surprised...


« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011 10:20:59 AM »

...it's already $1000, which I think that's a little much...I don't really know though.

$1,000 is way too low. Think about the amount that winners of fashion design contests on TV take home, and think about the amount people pay for couture dresses. I would try to get in touch with a couture designer in your area or find one on the web, and ask for a professional opinion.

I agree with those who have said "don't undersell yourself" and "Ripley's has the money." As women we are often taught to undervalue ourselves and our work. Be strong and don't be ashamed to demand what you deserve.

Congratulations on your accomplishments! I think you have the makings of a great designer!
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