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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2007 01:04:23 PM »

That is absolutely darling!  You really need to have a little girl LOL  I love love love having a daughter and I'm 20 wks pg right now.. I'm hoping this one is a girl too because making dresses, skirts and all things girlie is so much fun Cheesy  Plus I wouldn't know what to do with a boy, guess I could try to make as beautiful dresses as you and dress him up in them for photo sessions hahahaha Wink

Great job on the dresses!
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2007 04:12:01 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  The buyer is very lucky that you care so much about the details, because they got very nice dresses!

It's difficult for crafty types to charge, because we often think "I could make that for way less money" when we see something for sale, but you must remember that your time is worth money - especially when you have a skill like sewing well.  Of course you have to consider what X number of people are willing to pay, but you also have decide how much money you want to make an hour.  Multiply that by how many hours it took you to make them (including getting your materials) and then add the cost of materials to get a price.  You can tweak it from there to fit your market, etc.  If you have your own patterns that people can choose from, there is a chance that you'll get much faster at making that limited number of designs and can either charge less or earn more profit or a little of both.

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2007 09:18:25 PM »

The dresses and boleros are gorgeous as I knew they would be (from your earlier post of the mock-ups. You can't find that kind of detailing at a store! You are so skilled, and have such an eye for detail. Be proud of them and revel in your success!

« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2007 10:29:15 AM »

I love the dress and the bolero! The kiddo is cute, too. Wink

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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2007 12:52:58 PM »

Wow! Such fun to see how this project turned out! Just wonderful.

I didn't catch the part where you said how much you were charging, but I'd think an arm and leg would be pretty reasonable, considering how much detailed work you did---that quality, in just exactly the right color for the wedding, you can't buy that in a store, it's really special.

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007 06:09:28 AM »

The dress is beautiful and the details are perfect (so is the little model).  This is so professional and absolutely beautifully constructed.  The little girl who receives this is very lucky. 
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