Good day, Donna! In some of our past cummunications together, I had suggested that, for your fabric selections that you offer to make your (our) pretties, that you take extreme high-res, high-def photos of samples, of each individual fabrics on hand, and try and offer as imaginate-ivly written description as you can, of that particular given fabric's softness, and other properties.
Where on the PFM Website, would such a feature work?? Would it work here in The Forum, or would it work better on the General Website?
If you have certain fabrics selections, that are very limited editions/runs, I don't think it would quite serve, to offer them up, for 'site display, as they'd be "flashes in the pan", too short a sales life, to unduly create more customer/client anticipations than warranted. But, for the fabrics that you do have vast stocks of, let 'er rip--no silly, not the fabrics!!
Some folks, such as myself, would be very interested, if you could offer, say, 2"-3" Sq. swatches of the same, to help make the perfect selection, for their tastes, for their pretties. Concievably, Donna, you could charge anywhere between, say, a Quarter and a Half-Dollar, plus regular USPS Regular First-Class Envelope Postage--for each swatch--as that would probably be the easiest way to send folks their swatches, as many swatches as you could, up to a full Ounce, to cumprise the Forty-Four Cent (For now.) Basic First Class Envelope.
Folks, what say you; and Donna, what say you?
Been working on putting together a "swatch" package for you. Will also be adding this to the forum and somewhere on PFM web site.
Understand your hesitancy to purchasing a panty without knowing the fabric(s). I've been making panties for men around 11 years now. Only pick out items I think you will love and feel good in. Unfortunately, some of these fabrics are not inexpensive. This is the reason for the price being what it is.
Will go thru the girdles this week and get them listed. Also, looking into listing some stockings. More panties and fancy things.
Here's a simple solution, for the Swatch Pages Section, when it cums about. For the expensive fabrics, all you do, is just take (a) close-in, high-def, high-res photo(s) of the fabric, to really illustrate the knit grain, as you would the much less expensive ones, but with your PhotoShop/Corel PaintShop, whatever, simply install a caption/watermark at a bottom corner, that says "EXPENSIVE". At the top of the Swatch Page, Page One, write a disclaimer that says something like: "Due to the expense of some fabrics, we cannot send out swatches for every one, we are sorry. If you see the caption: 'EXPENSIVE', then that means we cannot supply you with a swatch of that fabric. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."