Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Candy Corn, Anyone?

I finished this dress this week and I love it! The pattern is from You Can Make This and was easy to follow. It even contains full size patterns in the download!

If you are interested in purchasing this particular dress, it's a size 6 and is $59, including the postage. It'd be really cute with a black, orange, or white turtleneck and a pair of leggings!


Cyndi Lewis said...

Beautiful! Question, though- do you think the price point is too high for buyers to be interested? I know how much fabric costs and how much work went into the making of the dress so I think the price is more than fair but in my own thinkings of starting a sewing biz. I'm wondering if people will pay the price when they can get made in Asia things so cheaply. How do you market it?

Dana said...

I thought about the price for a few days. The shipping is included so the price for the dress is really about $50. I looked on eBay for "boutique applique dress" and most that were similar were in the same price range, but didn't include shipping. Some were going as high as $125-150! My feeling is that if I sell it, great. If I don't that's ok too because Katie can wear it! I also have a few festivals that are late summer/fall where it might be more appealing because of the season. I have friends with children (and those children have grandparents) who wouldn't think anything of dropping $100 for a dress--especially if it's one-of-a-kind. We'll see what happens...But like I said, I'm ok with it if it sells or if it doesn't.

By the way, I'm working on a similar dress now that's Elmo!


Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Tooo cute! I can't wait for granddaughters!

Meredith said...

Now THAT is darling!

I think the price seems in line with what I see at local boutiques, though it would definitely sell faster (here) if it had a matching hair bow as part of the package.

My thought would be to market to grandmothers--moms like me may not have enough disposable income, but trunk shows at elementary school fairs, church festivals, etc would give a good customer base of 50-ish grandmas with money to burn.

At least, around here!