Oh, my there are so many options you could select from: here are a few you think about and get those creative entrepreneur juices flowing with ideas. My fashion designing flair and passion started at 8 years old, I began sewing dolls clothes by hand, then progressing onto my mother’old Singer sewing machine, to making infant/baby clothing selling to my friends and their mothers. Progressing to zooshing up and re-fashion clothes for my teenage friends. The pocket money was rolling in.
A FEW QUESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED:
What kind of experience do you currently have? What are your interests or strengths at this stage? Best to start with what you know right now, your experience will grow over time leading you into other paths in your fashion boss journey.
WRITE DOWN TWO LISTS:
ONE: Write up a list of all the things you can do right now.
TWO: Write down a list or a vision of what you ultimately want to achieve and do. This could be your building block, each block gets departmentalised into a section of either a skill you need to learn or do, things to achieve and obtain to make this materialise into your future reality.
IDEAS TO TURN SEWING INTO A FORM AN INCOME
PATTERN GRADING FOR PRODUCTION COMPANIES
ALTERATIONS – Normal day wear, evening wear, bridal gowns,
CURTAINING & BLINDS: work with interior designers and make custom sizes or make ready to use collection
TABLE CLOTHES, RUNNERS & PLACE MATS SETS: – start your own collections
INFANT DESIGNER WEAR: From 1year to 3years
DESIGNER KITCHENWARE: Designer hand towels, designer aprons & oven gloves
TALL LADIES: Make trousers and jackets for long and tall ladies
DESIGNER DOG-WEAR: Exclusive doggie outfits, clothing, leash with bling on, scarves, bedding
FLOWER GIRL DRESSES: Make up a collection o f 3-6 different styles to offer
HAND PAINT YOUR OWN FABRIC DESIGNS: Sell your fabrics
Once you have your list you should decided when and how you are going to get started, using what you have right now, and list the things you will need over short term and long term, work with a strutted plan, building one block at a time. Know where you are going ultimately and let this be your GOAL POST.
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