Sew, What's Up

Sew What’s Up Presents

The Sew What’s New Archive

This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: Maryrbw
Date: 01-27-2005, 04:58 PM (1 of 3)
After many years as a Wardrobe Assistant for a professional ballet company, I had to retire due to surgery. I now have an opportunity to create dance costumes for a dance school's competition team. The parents of the dancers will each purchase the costumes for their daughters and the school will tack on a charge for each that will be included in the final price the parents pay. As I was salaried by the ballet company (no extra pay for creating costumes), I am at a loss about what to charge per hour. Any and all advise will be helpful.

User: Maryrbw
Member since: 01-27-2005
Total posts: 1
From: MaryW
Date: 01-27-2005, 05:36 PM (2 of 3)
Hi Mary and welcome to Sew Whats New.

You are a highly prized professional very knowledgeable about your craft. I would think you could charge top $$$ for your work. How does $25.00 sound per hr. What do professionals charge in your area? this is something you will have to find out about.

Let me know what happens. :smile:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: seamstress16
Date: 02-04-2005, 10:34 AM (3 of 3)
I know a lot of professional seamstresses charge from $10-$15 dollars an hour. Maybe even $20.
User: seamstress16
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 88
Sew, What's Up
Search the “Sew What’s New” Archive:
Visit Sew What’s Up for the latest sewing and quilting tips and discussions.
This page was originally located on Sew What’s New ( at