This article made me angry, really. People who are far from crochet get one message: this dress is cheap. She says she made it for $30! Why mentioning the cost of thread when you spent 5 months to make it? She should have said, I spent 5 months to make it, this dress is priceless!
There is an opinion, stereotype, that handmades are cheap alternatives to store-bought clothing. Sometimes I am really surprised what should be on one's mind to think it suppose to be cheaper when it takes so much time to make?
I normally don't crochet on order, but I was willing to sell my work a few times and it happened people expected much lower price and were acting accordingly.
What they should have said, you know what, I see I can't afford a hand-made item!
I dream about times when girls in poor countries will charge a fare price for their work and there won't be cheap hand-made crochet out there at all!!!
Happy crocheting, my friends!