On the eighth day, I was contacted by a fellow creative entrepreneur seeking a seamstress.
Either way you want to say it, I did it on the fifth day of my sewing challenge. I married the Big Banana some thirty-plus years ago. I thought the sweetest, most loving thing would be to use my sewing skills for him. He finally agreed to letting me make him some boxers, or one… Continue reading Day #5 – Sew-crastinating or Procrasti-sewing
On the third day of my sewing challenge, I decided to act on lessons learned from Day #1. I sat down with patterns, notes and pen to perform a postmortem on the two garments I constructed.
This I learned: A vast majority of the population knows nothing about the fabrics they wear every day.
As I shared on my Facebook page and my Instagram account, I will be challenging myself during Sept ...
I want to know how sewists use digital sewing patterns. I wonder what my potential customer's expectations are, what they expect to see within my digital pattern. I also wonder "what are the little things that annoy my potential customer about digital patterns". How can I make my patterns better so my customers will keep… Continue reading A Survey for Sewists
There are courses and webinars by the dozens out there to assist creative entrepreneurs produce, market and sell digital sewing patterns. I've listened to and read most of the information they provide on how to build a successful creative business. One chapter or session is always dedicated to identifying my perfect customer. The exercise takes… Continue reading What Digital Pattern Customers Want
I love the easy access to all kinds of patterns on the internet but I keep saying there has to be someway to make it easier. This is problem number one for me. Tape! It takes rolls and rolls, first of all. Tape has a different thickness and flexibility from paper. This makes it… Continue reading The Problems with Pdf Patterns
When I published my post in the Curvy Sewing Collection about sewing patterns for those little girls who are outside of the boutique clothing sizes, I was convinced there was a large gap in the clothing market for these little girls. The plus-size community has really received a lot of attention over the past year… Continue reading Sewing for Plus-Size Girls
My day job is in an academic library. I'm a library systems person......a tech geek. I've spent 35 years in this environment. I have the unique ability to take technology and translate it into common words of one or two syllables. I am the "technology translator" in my organization. Please don't refer to me as… Continue reading When Two Worlds Collide