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From: kensvansmom
Date: 01-09-2004, 12:26 AM (1 of 3)
I am looking for any form that any body may use when accepting an order to sew any article of clothing especially bridal and formal fashions.
User: kensvansmom
Member since: 01-09-2004
Total posts: 1
From: Linda in Colorado
Date: 01-10-2004, 11:44 AM (2 of 3)
You can go to any office supply store and find all kinds of forms that you might be able to use. None of them seemed to fit in my business, though, so I designed my own and have them printed on three part carbonless forms. This works for me, although it is more expensive than just getting something form the office supply store.

When doing any custom sewing, you will probably want to have a contract. There are places on the Internet where you can find sample forms, but, alas, I don't have that information at my fingertips. Someone else on this board will be able to supply that information.

In my case, I wrote up my own contract. Most contracts, mine included, state what is expcected from the client and from the dressmaker, including number of fittings required, the need to wear the proper undergrments, payment schedule, and so forth.

I know that others will be able to give you some more information about this topic. I am looking forward to hearing what others have to say about this topic.
User: Linda in Colorado
Member since: 03-27-2000
Total posts: 102
From: lou-dezynz
Date: 02-06-2004, 06:16 PM (3 of 3)
Buy a cc of the book "Business & Legal Forms For Crafts" by Tad Crawford, which also includes a CD of the forms in PDF, Word, html.
Alternately, scour the net and you can locate other's who have forms for their sewing business.
Hope this helps.
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User: lou-dezynz
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