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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Selling clothes?!?! In need of advice and guidance on: October 21, 2005 08:12:51 AM
Hello all. I've begun sewing, and I can't stop. Ever since I was wee one I've been drawing designs for clothes and I'm finally able to put the designs to good use. I'm even using fashion design/sewing as my talent in the homecoming queen pageant. Sometime in the not so distance future (probably in  1 or 2 months) I want to start selling my designs. I was thinking of selling through www.etsy.com and advertising on Livejournal. I'm trying to get all the info and advice I can, so that I don't fall flat on my face with this. So I have some questions.

*What size clothing should I start selling? I'm really petite, so what fits me probably won't fit that many other people. The clothes are going to pretty unique. A blend of hip hop, fruits/decora, haute couture (spell check is my bestfriend), glamour, and whatever else I think is cool. So I think they should fit young people, but what measurements should I use?

*How do I know if my prices are too high, or too low? I want to make a profit, but I want my stuff to be affordable.

*What's the best way to advertise?

*Should I do custom orders?

* What do I reeeeallly need know before I start?

*graciously awaits to be blessed with the wisdom of you awesome crafty goddesses*
12  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Selling clothes?!? Help and advice needed. on: October 21, 2005 08:10:37 AM
Hello all. I've begun sewing, and I can't stop. Ever since I was wee one I've been drawing designs for clothes and I'm finally able to put the designs to good use. I'm even using fashion design/sewing as my talent in the homecoming queen pageant. Sometime in the not so distance future (probably in  1 or 2 months) I want to start selling my designs. I was thinking of selling through www.etsy.com and advertising on Livejournal. I'm trying to get all the info and advice I can, so that I don't fall flat on my face with this. So I have some questions.

*What size clothing should I start selling? I'm really petite, so what fits me probably won't fit that many other people. The clothes are going to pretty unique. A blend of hip hop, fruits/decora, haute couture (spell check is my bestfriend), glamour, and whatever else I think is cool. So I think they should fit young people, but what measurements should I use?

*How do I know if my prices are too high, or too low? I want to make a profit, but I want my stuff to be affordable.

*What's the best way to advertise?

*Should I do custom orders?

* What do I reeeeallly need know before I start?

*graciously awaits to be blessed with the wisdom of you awesome crafty goddesses*
13  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / New Singer: I Can't Wind My Own Bobbin!!! on: August 24, 2005 07:02:03 AM
Huh Please help me. I just received my new sewing machine in the mail last night, and my best friend and I were really amped up at the thought of finally finishing my first "official" sewing project. After reading the manual a million times we still weren't able to wind the bobbin. I finished my pillow, only because I used the already wound bobbin that came inside the machine, and when that ran out I hand-wound another one! Shocked Very time consuming. My best bud has offered to let me wind all my bobbins at her house, but I'd prefer to be abe to wind my own. Please help.
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