Saturday, March 25, 2006

Prototype tutus

Once again I am stuck with pictures off the videocamera. However, I think buying a decent digital cam for home use is going to be low priority for a while yet.

These are the first two tutus. Say that ten times fast! The waistbands are grosgrain ribbon, fully elasticized. The skirts are sparkle tulle. I did the colors I thought would be least popular first in case I messed up. I didn't mess up, though. That's stunning in and of itself. I also have peachy coral (my favorite color!) and a pretty aqua set to go, and I ordered some more ribbons in lavender and pink since these were going so well. Let's be honest, lavender and pink are going to be the hot sellers. And I got some cute ditsy prints to mix and match for when I run out of grosgrain.

I am thinking about pricing these at $7-8 apiece, or 3 for $20. (There will also be coordinating wands and crowns, so a set of 3 would be a complete ensemble.) Got any feedback on the pricing?

You know you want these, all you moms of girls. Fairy Shrimp Festival is in Merced on April 22. I will be selling these sets and some gorgeous handmade jewelry from my buddy Dana in Spanish Fark. And maybe a quilt or two from Sally if she so deigns. Come one, come all!

As for me, I am just having fun finding a place to put all my girly energy. And feeling grateful that my mom got me a new sewing machine last year. And dreaming about brown-skinned babies.

6 comments:

Selwyn said...

Oh, if only I lived (or was visiting!) the States!! I'm a sucker for great pressies for little girls (and boys!), DEFINATELY for hand-made jewellry and Salgals quilts sound groovy too! Oh for a few excess grand!!=)

SalGal said...

Those are suuuuuper cute! That's a fabulous price. They'll sell like hotcakes since they're more than five bucks but still far enough away from 10 to seem like a screamin' deal!

Bek said...

Great idea...that is a great price.

I see them go for more then 30$ here. I love the idea of having the want and crown thingy....

Lauren had a princess party last year (well, she has one every year) but I made skirts and wings and they were a PAIN!!!! Here are pictures...just so you can know how great yours are!! What a cool idea. Good luck. (have you seen the ones that have the petals in them? They are cute..and easy...if you want varitey.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rebeccakbingham/detail?.dir=1652&.dnm=14da.jpg

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Allison said...

I love the patterned grosgrain. Super-cute. If it's only $7-8 for the skirt, wand AND crown, that seems really low and I think you should charge more. Unless you mean it's $30 for the matching set of 3 items?

Ana said...

No no, $8 each item, or $20 for 3. What do you think?