Anonymous asked: Don't you think £10 for a pattern draft is a little steep :/
Not at all, considering that I charge £16 per hour for freelance pattern drafting, £20 per hour for pattern cutting, both with an initial £25 stipend per job and pattern drafting takes me at least an hour:
£10 Vs £41+
…..no, I think it’s a bargain.
The thing people need to realize about pattern drafting is it takes time, and effort, and the education that taught me the skills for it was far from free. Like an artist making a piece for you. It’s not just something I wack up in a few minutes. It’s considered, it’s mentally taxing, it’s also fit into my schedule…which is pretty hectic.
so no, it is a bargain and on some levels it’s a labour of love, but I love cosplayers.
Thank you so much for writing this! So many people underestimate the time it takes to make patterns and commission cosplays, and I get really ridiculous requests for costumes to be made for $50, and it just makes me so angry! Thank you for posting this, hopefully people will start to realize that patterning and sewing isn’t a simple, cheap, process!