By now you all already know I like to sew. I liked to sew before Sadie came along but now I really like it. There was a short period of time where I made things and sold them. It was a lot of fun but it was also very overwhelming. It actually made me not like sewing very much so I stopped doing it. I think the problem was I wasn't really prepared for interest in the things I was making so when I was bombarded with orders of the SAME item it became time consuming and boring.
I've been hoping to ease back into this "business" for fun and just to make a little extra money. I have thought a lot about how I wanted to handle it so that it wouldn't end up like it was before. For now I think I have a way to keep things fun and not overwhelming.
Right now I have several sewing projects lined up for Sadie and gifts for friends. When buying fabric and supplies for these projects I've bought extra with the intent of making some to sell.
For example, today I am making Sadie a reversible turkey dress. I will have enough fabric to make one more like it and I plan to sell the extra one. I will post a picture of what I make and if anyone is interested they can let me know. Make sense?
In the future I might post a picture of shirt, pants, jon-jon, or whatever and say that I am selling 5 of these. The first 5 people requesting one will get one. From time to time I will take custom orders on things but not everything will be custom.
I figure by doing it this way I can still make Sadie cute things, I won't get bored making the same thing 50 times, there is no pressure for anyone to purchase something from me, and I won't be overwhelmed.
I'm excited to get back in the swing of things. I've missed it. In the near future I hope to have a separate blog where I can post what I'm making so be on the look out for that. Tricia, guess who I will be asking to help with this?? :)
Come back in the next couple of days if you're interested in a Turkey dress size 6-12months.