[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”10935,10928,10824,10808,10675,10606,10414,10348,10346,9566″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”560×840″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]It is not easy buying on the internet. It definitely makes what I am doing GREAT. I don’t have to pay rent. I could sew in my pajamas if I wanted to, although I don’t, and I get to sell my clothing with a click of the mouse. Haha, I made that sound really easy, right? I wish it was. What more could any retail person want? That is exactly my point. Some people feel that online sales are the easiest way to scam others and make a quick buck. I am so sorry if you have fallen prey to some of these people.
Being a buyer on the internet is not easy. The buyer gets to look at pictures – or a picture in some cases, to determine what they are buying. One picture is that all? Well, I won’t tell you what I think about that one, but in some cases it is true. To make matters worse, what if you think you are buying a professionally made piece of clothing, but when it arrives it is “stapled” together. Don’t laugh. I have seen some things from my customers that would just make you cry, and if I told you about the price tag, you would probably faint. So let’s discuss the details.
Detailed images are a Deal breaker for me. When I pull up a pair of shoes on @Zappo, for instance, I can see every seam from every angle. That is what will convince me to buy from an online retailer. Any customer should be able to see at least three out of four images of what you are selling – Front, Back, Shoulder, Waist, and/or fabric samples. If a retailer/boutique does not allow you to zoom in on their product images, or offer to show you up-and-close pictures, then buyer beware. The detailed images show you the workmanship of the seamstress you are about to hire, and the product you are about to buy.
I prefer the inside of the garment to look as clean as the outside. It definitely makes sewing a slower process, but a preferable one. If a seamstress does not own a serger (a fancy machine that cuts and rolls the edges with fine stiching), then she probably works with french seams. French seams are an older technique still used today on finer fabrics or heirloom projects. The point is you don’t want an unfinished hem that will ravel as soon as you put something in the wash. It is just a matter of time until the seams come undone. It is hard to believe that there are some boutique owners who feel a zigzag stitch is appropriate, but yes it is true. I have seen it with my own eyes.
Even if you are not buying something from me, I have many customers (who I now call friends) who ask me for advice on sewing quality. I will gladly give you my opinion and tell you what to look for. Regardless if you buy something for $35 or $150, you should get a product that is worth every penny.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]