I have been forging ahead on the sew for money plan this week.
Lots of designing and playing around with fabrics and trims.
I have narrowed the range down to 5 items. I reckon that will be manageable. I have also aimed for the garments to be very simple pieces with minimal notions and trims, that way the only money I will have to spend will be on the odd reel of thread.
So I have
1. Woven tank top
2. Woven smock top
Now I just have to refine the details and draft a bodice block to get started.
I also spent some time reading the very excellent How to start a homebased handmade sewing business series at Fashion Incubator as well.
I am putting off doing the business stuff, costing sheets and the like until I have the prototypes sewn. No point in doing the boring work if the designs are a flop!
Our first Christmas fair is on the 4th November. I’ve booked a stall. That’s less than 2 months. I can sew one top a day. And I don’t sew on weekends.
I may have to call in reinforcements!