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Subject: I agree with the above. I don't think imperfect edges is sub-standard. If you want perfection in every part of the garment, then you would pay significantly more than the current price. You need to pay for the time involved in making the dress.

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Date Posted: Sunday, March 09, 11:28:58am
In reply to: not a good answer 's message, "Sure it does, just as it matters when we are told that we are paying all that money for the sewing expertise involved in making these dresses. If "costume" is somehow supposed to mean "sub-standard work since these are only meant to be viewed from 20 feet away" why are they so expensive?" on Sunday, March 09, 10:55:57am

Since the point of these dresses is to look good on-stage, and everyone wants to pay as little as possible, then time can be saved in areas that do not effect why the dress is made - to stand out ON-STAGE.

All trades have different levels of performance. Any time you have work done on your home, you weigh the price with what you will be getting and make choices. Maybe you choose the mid-priced windows rather than top-of-the-line. The only difference here is that top-of-the-line perfection is not offered by the dressmakers, because no one wants to pay for it - what they want is a dress that will catch the judges attention.

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I don't think 100% perfection should be required, but I do think that if one is charging professional prices the finished piece should look the part. Neat, clean, sturdy up close, attractive and eye catching on stage. Quality of embroidery is a bit more important for SNDM, because it tends to make a difference in resale value. If you don't have a brand name, you have to make up for that in quality and/or price. (NT)--Sunday, March 09, 11:56:52am

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