If your curious, This is how I’ve calculated the cost of a Pixie…or other small dragons for 2019
2yds fabric @ $30-$40 = for 8 Pixies, I cut out 8 pixie dragons at a time.
$3.75 -$5.00 per dragon for the fabric, average $4.00 per dragon, this is an average fabric cost, but may go up or down depending on the fabric. I use a good quality stretch, Lycra velvet.
I give myself an hourly wage of $12.00…
Trace the pattern onto folded fabrics, 8 dragons have 136 traced parts, –4 hours
Pin, cut out, match and bag into 8 dragons ready to hatch, – 4 hours
8 hours @ $12.00 per = $96.00, ( 1 hour per dragon) I then add $4.00 cost of fabric per dragon,
Approximately – $16.00 per 1 bagged pixie dragon, for pre-sewing costs!
Now I add in the Hatching Time Per 1 Pixie
Pin parts, – .50 hour
Sew parts, turn and top-stitching, – 2 hours
Armature spine into body, – .50 hours
Wire limbs, – 1 hour
Stuff limbs, sew closed, –1 hour
Stuff body, sew on ears, –1 hour
Add eyes, Stuff head, sew head to body, – 1 hour
Sculpt face, – 1 hour
Paint face nubs and claws, – 1 hour
Assemble, button covers, mane, name tag, take pictures, list, – 2 hours
Start to Finish time estimate for one pixie estimate 11 hours, at $12.00 totals $132.00 for my wage, plus the $16.00 for pre production = $148.00, I rounded down to take into account the lowest cost of fabrics.
Total Cost estimate for a Pixie Dragon $145.00
Also, per my Etsy Over lords requests, I’m offering free domestic shipping, at least for the rest on this year.