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Subject: Advice on how to be a good customer!

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Date Posted: Thursday, May 15, 12:05:50pm

So, I'm hoping for some advice some the dressmakers out there and happy customers out there! I'm about to order my first custom solo dress - I'm in my 20s and have never had a new dress. Since this will likely be my last, I decided it's time for something special! I certainly have ideas about what I'd like to see - but I'm curious how much is too much input from a customer? Is it standard to request to see a final sketch or design? I truly don't want to be a pain as a customer but I'm nervous about the process having never gone through it before!

Would love to hear advice! Tips on what to avoid saying or doing would be helpful too. :)


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Tell your dressmaker ...(more inside)Trust me, we know you fork out a lot of $, but we make the hours. (Hope this helps.)Thursday, May 15, 01:23:53pm

communication is key---the more information on what you'd like--the better. MOREsndmFriday, May 16, 07:14:52am

You need to acknowledge that every dressmaker is different. Just be clear up front what level of communication you want. I request that my client's give me all of their wants and don't wants up front and I take it from there. I will then show them a pic of the dress under construction. I then allow minor changes, but otherwise, that is their dress. This has worked for all but two of my many clients.dsFriday, May 16, 10:46:31pm

These are all great tips - thank you! I'd never bug a dressmaker daily about progress, but am glad to hear design input is acceptable from most designers! Wish I could order a dozen dresses, all the SNDMs I've looked at or talked to are fantastic! (NT)OPTuesday, May 20, 10:00:11am

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