We charge $22.50.00 per hour for altering patterns, cutting out the garment, garment construction, and any conversations to clarify concerns or questions.
Remember: The following examples do NOT include the costs of materials. You are responsible to provide your pattern, fabrics, notions, supplies. If for instance, you do not supply us with required notions, we charge our cost plus 10% to provide them. Perhaps you aren't comfortable choosing the appropriate fabric and notions? We are happy to do that for you for a 10% premium over cost.
To help our clients understand how much they may be paying for a completed garment, please look over the following examples from some recent garments we have made.
Sleeveless blouse with faced collar and armholes and back zipper: 1 hour pattern preparation (altered for size and length). 45 minutes to cut out pattern from fabric and interfacing and to iron on the interfacing. 2 1/2 hours sewing time. 45 minutes for zipper and eye-hook. 30 minutes for hemming and final pressing. ((Compare to Pre-owned Marni Geometric Purple Top With Ruffle for $129.00 plus $12.00 shipping. Ebay 10/7/12.))
Casual pants with drawstring side front pockets: 1 hour pattern preparation (altered for length). 30 minutes to cut out pattern. 2 1/2 hours sewing time. 30 minutes for drawstring, hemming, and final pressing. (( Compare to Island Importer Men's Riviera Linen Pant for $60.00 (10/7/12))
1940's Afternoon Dress from an unprinted pattern with set-in, long sleeves, button cuffs, winged collar, pleated skirt, back zipper: 2 1/2 hours for pattern preparation and alteration (altered for bust, waist, hips). 2 hours to cut out the garment, interfacing, and to apply interfacing. 7 3/4 hours sewing time. 45 minutes for zipper and eye-hook closure. 1 1/4 hours for hemming, buttons, and final pressing. ((Compare to Unique Vintage.com "Stop Staring" dress--sleeveless. $170.00 (10-7-12).))
Pull-on, straight-leg pants with elastic/drawstring waist: 1 hour for pattern preparation. 30 minutes to cut out the pattern. 1 1/2 hours sewing time. 45 minutes for drawstring, elastic, hemming, and final pressing. ((Compare to Eileen Fisher Viscose/Nylon/Lycra Pants at $168.00. Neiman Marcus. 10/7/12.))
updated Jan 13, 2013 made in USA
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