- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
This is my first attempt I would not start a business until I have made more ane had way more practice.
The honest opinons are great thanks for all the suggestions.
It reminds me of this dress from Etsy which has been all over pinterest.
I think it’s very cute and fun for a photo shoot. On the other hand it’s very easy to make so I’m not sure I would pay someone for it.
With a lot of practice you will get better. My mom and her sister sew. My aunt actually does it full time, she makes custom dresses. She goes by word of mouth and doesn’t have an esty/online website/ her daughter made a facebook page for her last year. She been doing it for 30 years though, and so she has a lot of customers who children and grandchildren come to her.
Anyways my whole point is if you love it, and practice your craft, and get really good at what you do until it’s good quality and professional I think people will pay for it. I think it’s a good business venture it’s just something you have to build up too. Good luck!
I will try on my little niece tomorrow!
hmmmm…. sorry nope
I actually kind of like it. I’ve always loved high couture and I know that tulle can be used to make crazy yet amazing dresses. I can definitely see where you were going with this dress. The problems I see though is that
1- what looks great on a model will not necessarily look good on a child. It is extremely easy for a child to “get lost” in a dress.
2- even though your dress gives a beautiful and romantic vibe, it is not very practical. Not everyone has that sweet/whimsical wedding. Even if they had this type of wedding, your dress is more “out there” and therefore you wouldn’t be able to sell many.
3- it is relatively easy to make.
Good luck though! 🙂
If you do end up pursuing a business, I would suggest adding things like headbands, tutus, skirts, dance costumes, etc. I’m sure your idea has potential but you want to attract more than just one kind of buyer.
I think it is best viewed on a child. Sometimes dresses that are “hanger ugly” are actually pretty damn good.
I could totally see the shape of the dress and the halter in the first picture. Yes, I would buy something like that and I’m kinda bummed we already got our flower girl dresses because I’d probably hit you up for some yellow ones. The “tu tu” things is pretty in right now (I guess not among fellow bees though). I’d pay like $40 because honestly, I don’t care how cute something is, if it’s for a little kid, it’s not worth much more. There’s just not enough use for the money with a kiddo. I think it’s cute and I think your first attempt as great! I’d stalk etsy a bit and see what similar items on there are going for.
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