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*