I’m super excited to participate in the German Chicago Now / Neighborhoods of the World event at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens on April 3rd, but what will I sell? Looks like I need some inventory. As much as I love sewing… The idea of sewing up 40+ dirndls… while trying to do everything else… uh no. However, thanks to my fellow Chicago-land designers like Miriam Cecilia Carlson and Lara Miller, I’ve gotten in touch with a great subcontractor who is right down the street from me! This means that I have to cut the pieces and give it to the sewers, they sew it up, i get it back and do all the hand work. This will cut my work load for sure, but it WAY ups my cost… AH! So how much do I order?! What sizes? What styles? Not to mention… uh where do I put it all!
Its complicated, but at the same time… common sense. I’ve been selling for almost 10 months now and after that time, you figure out what sells…ish. Obviously, the most popular styles you order… what sizes? The most common sizes and some others. In the more expensive pieces, just the common sizes. Boy o boy… Big changes, with BiG expenses… but hopefully it will come with BIGGER rewards.
I’m so lucky to have the support system that I do and people who believe in me, but its always hard when you are taking such a big risk… Lets hope it pans out and I don’t take over my parents entire house…YAY Rare!