Take this collar for example:
I struggled and struggled with this fringe- tearing it out multiple times and changing it until I was happy with it. In fact, it was my favorite part of the collar! It looked pretty impressive at my art shows hanging on a mannequin- if I must say so myself!!
So a woman came into my booth and tried it on. She was a small woman, and she loved it, but felt that the fringe was too much for her. I could understand that- it looked great on her- but it was outside her comfort zone. So she asked (wait for it) if I could remove the fringe! Yes she did. I felt like crying. Now, it was a slow show. I definitely could have used this big sale. But it would have broken my heart to remove this fringe! Luckily (?) her next question was, "How much of a discount can you give me if it doesn't have the fringe?" I say luckily because that made up my mind for me. No, sorry, I would not remove the fringe.
Now, maybe I was wrong- it probably would have looked fine without the fringe- maybe even better. But I couldn't do it.
A few shows later, a woman loved this collar and bought it. With the fringe. She was a small woman and she wore it well!!