Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Guess who's going to be selling clothes on Etsy!

It's me! Yay!

I've been a little MIA around the blogosphere lately because I have been getting ready to open my own Etsy shop! For those who don't know, Etsy is an online community dedicated to selling handmade goods from around the world.

I'm really excited, but also quite nervous! One thing that has held me back from doing this sooner (besides the fact that I just started sewing in earnest last April) is my fear that I wont be able to accommodate a large enough size range. This has been really hard for me since I am all about size diversity. I'd love to offer all of my items in a range of sizes, but since I am working from my own patterns, it might take me some time to get there for every size. I plan on adding more size options as my skills improve and I get models who are willing to test my patterns (thank you Dorothy for offering to be the first pattern tester! If you are reading, I'll have your skirt sent out this weekend. :) ). Another road block is that I will only have a limited amount of any particular material, especially when I am first getting started. Lastly, I can only offer as many items as I have time to make within a reasonable time frame.

To start, I will have some ready made items in limited sizing and some custom items offered. If you really love something and it isn't in your size, please message me! If I have the skills to adjust the pattern, I would be more than happy to!  I'm not quite sure who my costumers are yet, so I will try to adjust as I go.  It will be easier for me to make custom pieces for people who I can measure myself, but don't let that scare you away from asking! The more people I make custom items for, the more confident I will be that I can offer more things to the general public. :)

So there you have it. Stay tuned for more updates! I am really excited about this journey, and so grateful to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me to do this.

I especially want to thank my sister Rachel and my friend Kimmi who have done so much to make this possible. I really couldn't have done it without you guys!!!

So, any suggestions before I open the shop (hopefully in July)? Would you be interested in buying clothes from me?  Anyone want to start putting your orders in now?  ;P  

AND NOW...a preview!  Here is a sample of the type of skirts I will be starting with.

And look!  Fully lined!


  1. good luck!! I am thinking about doing something similar with my own designs..please keep us updated:-) :-)

    very exciting!!

    1. Thank you A! Good luck with your sewing and selling adventures as well. :)

  2. I will be watching and may just have to place an order!!!!! Lovce your stuff!

  3. I will definitely be taking one of those skirts, so beautiful.

    1. Thanks so much Tiffani! I think you will really like the one I post tomorrow. :) I'll be opening my shop in July, but if you see a pattern you like on my blog, feel free to reserve it!