Thursday, 20 November 2014

Shirtstorm Selling Update and Personal Message

Hi There Lovely People!

As promised here is an update for you on the situation as far as remaking the shirt as replicas.

I have been completely overwhelmed with the response from you all that would like a shirt and also the kind messages of love and support for Dr. Matt Taylor.
You guys rock!!

As far as reproducing the shirts I have run into a hitch!

Ok so:
The fabric that I used for Dr. Taylor’s shirt is currently not being produced at the moment but the designer informed me today that they are going to bring it back into production BUT it will not be available till January at the earliest.

I have managed to buy out all the stock I could find from the UK and the USA that will ship to the UK but it is sadly not enough to comply will all the orders for those of you who want EXACT replicas.

I think I will have enough fabric to make around 10 shirts dependent on sizes. If I can get more out of the fabric I have managed to get I will but it will only be an extra one or two.

My proposal is as follows:
To make this completely fair I am going to set up an eBay auction for the replicas.
I won’t make them until auctions have been won and then I can make the shirt to the size of the winning person.
This will take me some time to complete from the end of the auctions but they should be done in time for Christmas.
I would like to donate some of the money made from these auctions to support women in STEM.
How do you all feel about that? I would be interested to know so I don’t make any mistakes!
Any advice on which STEM body would be best to donate to?  
Also if things go excessive as far as the bids and any of the listing go up to £600 plus I will donate ALL the money over this mark on the ones that have to STEM support.

I would like to stress that these are hand-made so there will be slight imperfections and hand-made finishes.

I will be making these myself with no help and am only one woman so please bear with me.

I am looking at getting some manufactured in the original alternative prints and other pin up prints and they will be in my name if you particularly want an ‘Elly Prizeman’ original as such so please let me know.

My proposal will be to offer manufactured ones at a better price and also offer ones that will be actually made by me for a slightly higher cost.

I am looking at creating a range of men and women’s shirt in any of the fabrics available. I am also open to any commissions of other clothing if I am able to make it and will deal with each request personally.

I am sorry that I can’t reproduce replicas for you all at this time! I wish I could and hoping I will be able to early next year.

I would love to hear any comments or suggestions from you guys about what I have said but PLEASE keep it constructive!
I am so new to this and as previously said my home hobby has taken a huge turn and I want to make you all happy!

Please email for any other questions if I haven’t covered any particular query you may have.

As far as the emails I have already received I am taking time to work through these and reply so if I haven’t yet responded to you and you have emailed me I promise you I will by the end of the weekend.

Once again, I cannot thank all of you enough for your amazing messages, comments, tweets and kind words of support.
You are all awesome!
Even though I can’t physically reply to them all I can assure you that I do read them myself and you have all warmed my heart.
I have also been telling Matt (Dr. Taylor) the content of some and we are both humbled and overwhelmed.
Love to all of you!

Elly x