Yesterday, after pinning a few more snoods and headcoverings, I decided to try something new. I made a note of what time it was and started to sew a new dress. This was the outcome:
It has french seams (so the seams are enclosed) and looks quite professional on the inside as a result.
And can't you tell that Mae is enthusiastic about modeling it for me. She may still be a little bitter about being told that she absolutely is not to eat any spiders that she finds when she's playing outside.
After seeing the outcome, I began toying with the idea of selling these too. You see, I'm slowly building my confidence towards someday maybe possibly adding princess dresses and nun habits to Sadie's Saints... I'm not quite there yet since I do fittings when I make them for my girls, and I need to really nail the pattern (okay, right down the pattern, instead of just winging it) before I sell them in my shop. And also because each princess dress takes about 6 hours (with the habits being around the same price) and I'm not sure the amount I'd have to sell them for would be reasonable.
However, when I used my handy calculating strategy to calculate the price of this style of dress I came up with $18 plus shipping and handling.
Of course, I'm still a ways away from selling them (I'd like to have quite a few made and be back in my sewing room at home before I list them)... but what do you think? Is $18 a fair price for this little girl dress?