I'm a little late on this - but I totally feel your pain.
I've been on etsy for a while, but have only sold a handful of items. Most of them were screenprinted tees - not my handmade clothing.
I have a degree in apparel design and am really feeling like a looser cause me stuff isnt selling and I cant justify spending money on fabrics, new camara, etc to make my shop better. Being able to make a living from selling my own stuff is my dream though...
I really love everyone's stuff. I'd love to trade links to generate more traffic to etsy clothing shops.