a) try to break into the Anime/costume business?
I've been making elaborate costumes for a looonng time.
b) design clothing for those live size jointed dolls? Don't have any pictures of this, although I've done period pieces for smaller dolls
c) bridal/ bridesmaid/ prom as an independent (not for a company)
d) custom clothing for people who don't fit standard sizes or want something that's hard to find
He's 6 foot 7 inches tall
Discreet, stylish nursing top
e) bridal alterations or regular alterations for a company
f) teach sewing to teens/ adults
g) custom bedding or curtains
h) Custom machine embroidery (can't figure out how to put pictures on here)
How should I market myself?
a) Etsy shop (not that I know anything about these)
b) website and try to do long distance sewing from measurements
c) only local clients
If I do this then I need to find a way to put a door on the old playroom and move Ponito's bedroom up there so I can have my old sewing room back. We had moved me out of it when we'd decided to split up the girls so they each had thier own room. At that time the kids actually played in the playroom.
We had put Bob in my sewing room because she was the only one I trusted next to the front door and away from everyone (all the other bedrooms are upstairs). A year or so ago, Ponito and Bob switched bedrooms, don't remember why, just remember all the furniture moving was tough. Ponito likes the idea of moving to the playroom because it's twice as big as his current room. He was a little disappointed when he found out the PS2 wouldn't be staying.
I need my old downstairs sewing room for several reasons.
- Having clients climb the stairs or going into the family parts of the house is never a good idea. My old sewing room was right by the front door.
- What I'm using now is small enough to be a small walk-in closet and I could never work on wedding dresses or other large pieces of fabric (like bedding or curtains) or have clients in there. It's too crowded to even be able to close the door.
- Has to have a door to keep out the cats. We have a long hair cat that LOVES fabric and hiding in my fabric stashes. If I leave fabric out for a moment unattended he's laying/ shedding on it. If I cover it with plastic to protect it, he's been known to pee on the plastic.
- I need to be in a central part of the house for when I'm needed. Especially when Kitty gets home.