Wednesday, September 26, 2007

HELP!!!!!!!!







Treadmills
I am in need of your help! Not what you think I would like to hear, BUT what you really think! I am lost out here and need some guidance:D I have been working the last several days on two LABOR INTENSIVE jackets! I made these some years ago for my granddaughters and that was out of love! Now, this little shop where I sell my things would like me to put several there for sale! My problem is what I should charge??????????? These are the two I have finished and as you can see there is quite a bit of work involved. My question to you is.........would you buy this for your child? How much would you be willing to pay? Any other suggestions you might have would be appreciated! Thanks for you help.....I am looking forward to your true and honest answers! THANK YOU..........Linda

12 comments:

maggiegracecreates said...

Linda - these are beautiful. I would definitely buy these for my children - only they like to pick their own stuff now. I have seen some chenille jackets in a local boutique here in the south for 40-75 dollars. NO idea how much time or material you have in these - so this may not be any help at all.

Also - I think people who make things tend to be willing to pay more than those who have not got a clue about the effort required.

I am horrible about pricing my things.

madrekarin said...

Linda- They are gorgeous!! I would think between $40 and $60 for each jacket. You can tell they are well-made and detailed. I have a problem pricing my things as well. I always underestimate and then could kick myself later. (Figuratively, not literally.)

carolyn said...

I wouldn't buy them for my child but then again I sew...those who don't should pay what they are worth..$60-$70!?

JUST ME said...

I agree with the other ladies Linda.....From $40.00 to $60.00 I think is reasonable...You put your time into it as well as the fabric....

You go Linda....

Linda of all trades!

Angelica

Lilli said...

Bee-autiful!!! Love them.

When I think of gorgeous kids' clothes, I think of April Cornell...

http://www.aprilcornell.com/Products/April+Cornell+Catalog/Kids/KidGirl/LittleGirlsSeparates/Default.aspx

I think you should charge more, though. Clearly you've put a lot of work into these jackets, and they are 'wearable art'. Therefore you should charge more.

Good Luck :)

amy said...

Yes $40 to $60 and you have to figure out the fabric and notions cost and how many hours they took and how much per hour you should make for yourself. They are really cute! I like the monkey ones.

Sandy said...

They are so cute! I agree with the majority $40 - $60 & I think kids or adults would love them.

Roxy with the Moxy said...

Linnie, would you be happy with 50.?? I would certainly think the clients at this particular shop would spend that. Keep them in that neighborhood, cuz, then you will SELL them !! Afterall, overpricing just prices you out of the market, I think. -- I think all of them turned out darling !-- luv, sissy

Aleta said...

Oh!!! Those are fabulous....and time intensive!! Before I read what everyone else's price points were, I was inclined to say $65.00. Your jackets look like a cross between April Cornell and Oilily. If I had grandchildren I'd be placing my order for one....at $65.00!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

PAT said...

Yes I would, because these just simply look like Gabi.

Your work is so beautiful and detailed. I would say between $40 and $60.

Pat

Judy said...

Since I am in Australia I dont think i qualify to answer but I have an issue with pricing things. All the time, effort and materials that goes into making these things and other art pieces - well I think most people seriously undercharge.
are you actually going to make a profit by charging less than $100?
hre in Australia you call a plumber and before he has started it costs you $80 just to look!!!
They look really nice - very Oilily - their jackets here are a fortune!

Heather said...

I think $40 is way too low even though I am a cheapskate. These are obviously hand crafted and artistic and if you are in an upscale shop, which I'd image these will be, then $60 seems to the lower end. I am thinking more along the lines of $75-$85.. I am guessing that's how much they'd be a similar shop that used to be here. You might ask the shop owner for an idea too. Please don't "give them away". You deserve to be paid for your craftswomanship!!