Originally Posted by Tess9737
It does sound like a tricky situation. Do you think the strap did come off? If it did, then I think for sure she was owed a refund or a free replacement dress. If it didn't come off, then I would say she's using you. When I first started making bows, I put them on my girls all the time, all day long and let them be rough with the bows, just to make sure I was selling a quality product that would last. So, I would imagine the same is true for clothes, if you have a daughter or a friend with a daughter that you could let her trial your items to make sure they'll hold up to normal wear and tear. Don't get me wrong, I can't sew at all, so I'm not questioning your products, just trying to answer your questions.
I know some boutique sellers post all the measurements of the sizes and encourage customers to measure their children before purchasing and have shop policies that cover such issues, so that'll help cover you if you do decide to start selling them. Good luck!
I make dresses for my daughter and nothing have ever come off. Obviously, my daughter won't go to sleep with it and I wash on delicate or handwash. It was not an actual sale. She requested me to make her a dress that I have done before for my daughter. I ordered the fabric from fabric.com and she paid me only for the fabric actually.
This is the dress I made for my daughter that she saw on my facebook page.
This is the dress I made for her.
Then I gave her a free Dr. Seuss pillowcase dress. Sewing is my thing. Bows are more difficult to make than sewing. Really. If I would charge her for the dresses what they are worth it may be a total of $60.