My photos this time are a bit dodgy so I apologise in advance 🙂 I just wanted to hurry and post this before I lost track of these projects completely!
I’ve finished three dresses recently, you may recall the fabrics that I was using for these:
A lilac cotton for myself:
A grey check (I forgot to take a photo of this one completed before I handed it over) and an orange elephant print for my boss:
This time, I kept track of how much time I spent on these collectively, as well as the fabric and thread costs. I was pretty surprised with the outcome! I did think it would take me longer, but considering I have to stop and start my stitching in between work and life, I think I did pretty well.
I spent a total of $108 on fabric and threads, and spent 4.25 hours cutting, overlocking, pinning and stitching these dresses – so, if I was to say my nominal rate of “pay” for creating the garments is $25 per hour, it “cost” me approximately $215 to make three dresses, or approximately $72 per dress.
I did get the very high quality fabric on sale, but I would really love to hear your thoughts my pricing these dresses at $75 – I welcome all responses – and of course, I’m open for orders for these dresses!
Fabric: Lucky Lantern http://www.luckylantern.com.au/ (closing down – get in quick for a good bargain!)
Threads: Gutterman from Spotlight http://www.spotlight.com.au/departments/sewing/haberdashery/thread/