I went to Vil to get a Petite size Small top made, and was charged $60. Since this was my first time with her, I hoped that she could help me with clothes in the future and so I made no fuss and not even an attempt to get it down to maybe $50. (The kind of top she made wouldn't have even cost $20 in a store). I told her that $60 was great and she could take her time with it because I didn't need it in a hurry. I would just like it the way it was in the picture. She said it was no problem at all. I gave her 4 yards of fabric just so if she made a mistake, she could start over, because it was really important to me to get it just right. When I had to go out of town suddenly, I asked her if it would be alright if I could come by the day before she said it would be ready, and she said that yes I could because it was already done! She gets two big stars for that, because I was able to bring it on the trip with me. \r
Unfortunately, when I got it, it did not look like it did in the picture, and she kept the rest of the fabric. (You don't need 4 yards to make a small top.) Because I had to leave that day, I just took it as it was and said it was alright, it wasn't important. It was pretty much a completely different top than what I had asked for, though. \r
I just wanted to establish a good rapport with her because if I continuously came to do business with her in the future, maybe she would go easy on me in terms of price. But about a week ago I went back to her to ask if I could have several day dresses made, and she charged me $120-$150 each, with no mention of a discount if I purchased several. If I'm going to spend almost $100 on fabric and she's going to keep the rest, I really don't think she'd be worth it, especially because she couldn't even get a small top right. It didn't even need a lot of labor because it was empire waisted and the only measurements she needed were my shoulders and my bustline. I gave her a second chance but I won't be back.