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Custom Sewing Contract  - Sample

Client: (Hereafter referred to as “client”)  John Doe, Address, Phone Number

Our signatures at the bottom of this contract will signify the acceptance of the terms described herein regarding
the design and construction of the following:

Description:  A red polyester butter suede paneled overcoat with a pair of black gloves to fit the character of Vash
the Stampede from “Trigun”.  
      Coat is one piece.  The front consists of three panels with the center panel secured by double breasted style
rows of black plastic buttons. Coat includes an M shaped capelet. Coat has a high wide double breasted turtleneck
style collar.  Coat will be sewn so one sleeved can be secured in a rolled up position at the bicep.  Coat has
strapping design details at the beltline that cross at the back, at the side vents, shoulders and cuffs.  Each strap is
secured by more black plastic buttons.  Only some buttons will be functional.  The draped strapping will also
include the details of black eyelets evenly spaced along it’s length, as is shown in some of the drawings revealed
by research.
      Black leather gloves will be procured and added to.  One glove will be opera length with strapping details
added. The other glove will be shorter, for functionality, with strapping details added.  The strapped will be tipped
with metal details. Gloves will fasten with black hook and loop tape.

Payment:  Total price for three garments described above will be $237.00.  Breaking down as $225.00 as the price of
the garment and $12.00 for shipping and handling.  $110 of the total of $237 will be given at the signing of this
contract as a non-refundable deposit which secures the maker’s time and materials.  The remaining $127.00 is due
at costume completion.  Sales tax is not applicable.

Due date:  Non-refundable deposit is due at the signing of this contract.  Garment is due to be completed by
(Date).  All quotes as stated above expire (Date).

1.  Going Ape Costume (hereafter referred to as “maker”) hereby provides all necessary design sketches and
construction descriptions.  The designs and descriptions are property of the Maker.  Duplicating sketches or
written description in any way is an infringement of copyright law.  Client will sign and date sketch and above
description at the bottom of this paragraph as approval of both.  At the time of signing the design is finalized.  If
design changes are requested, additional charges will incur.  Maker reserves the right to change some design
details with notice to improve wear or usability of garment.

Signature________________________________________date_________________

2.  Maker will provide photo and/or description of all fabrics and trims.  Physical examples may be requested.

3. Client will provide accurate measurements to maker using the form provided.  Maker will deem what
measurements will be necessary for garment described above.  The measurements provided by client will be used
to size garment properly.  While care is taken to verify the consistency of the measurements provided, Maker
assumes no liability for inaccurate or incorrect measurements taken by the client resulting in ill fitting garments.  
Alterations required as a result of measurement errors will incur additional charges.

4.  Payment may be made by check (with additional time allowed for check to clear), money order, or by major credit
card through  Paypal (www.paypal.com) to becky@goingapecostume.com.  A non refundable deposit of the
estimated cost of materials (stated above) is due at the time of signing this contract and allows work to begin.  The
costs of labor, additional supplies and materials, applicable taxes and shipping are due at garment completion.  
Digital Photos (as many as is required) will be provided at the time of completion.

5.  All garments are the property of Going Ape Costume until the Client’s account is paid in full.  Orders may be
cancelled at any time.  Deposit is nonrefundable. Materials and supplies purchased by Maker for commissioned
garment are property of the Maker. Any unused fabric, trim, or supplies supplied by the Client will be returned at
the Client’s expense if the client so wishes.    Finished garments undeliverable after 30 days of the completion
without prior arrangement become property of Going Ape Costume and may be disposed of as Maker sees
fit.                       

6.  While payment signifies acceptance of garment as completed, Maker is aware that certain aspects of fit, comfort
and utility are sometimes not evident even with careful measurements and construction after extended wearing.  
Therefore, the Client may return garment at Client’s expense for reasonable adjustments as deemed by Maker at
no extra charge, within a period of two weeks after delivery.  Garment is guaranteed for normal wear and tear for a
period of one year.  Alterations due to weight gain, loss, and repairs due to negligence or abuse, will incur
additional charges.  Under no circumstances will delivery be made without payment.

7.  This document constitutes a release and permission for Going Ape Costume and Maker to use unsolicited Client
testimonials,  photographs of the garment or the Client wearing commissioned garment for publicity and
advertising purposes at no charge to Maker.

8.  Waiver of Liability: By signing this agreement, the Client, on behalf of his or heirs, assigns, personal
representatives and next of kin, hereby releases and holds harmless Going Ape Costume with respect to any and
all direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary injury, loss or damage to person or property as
a result of this contract.  Further, the Client agrees to waive and release any and all claims, demands, causes of
action, suits and rights, that the client, or anyone on their behalf may have against Going Ape Costume in
connection with this contract or the garment specified above.



Client Signature___________________________________________date__________

Maker Signature___________________________________________date__________