Whilst I’ve been away with the flu I had time to job hunt as that EVERY job I get into shuts down. I kid you not! It’s like I’m a hex but mind you it’s jobs I don’t 100% care for so maybe that’s why. Maybe I cannot get a job because they Googled my name and it states “Don’t hire under any circumstances, she will make you broke, homeless or in debt!…she will shut you down!” or maybe it’s a sign to start something that you have a passion for.
They’re’s no spoilers for what I’m about to tell you because I’m aware people copy ideas. I studied fashion design, construction, pattern cutting, a little journalism and business for over 10 years (but not all at once, that will surely kill me) so I know how it works (also the walls can hear me).
I began building a website so I can finally design, sew and sell clothes for plus size women sized from 14 – 22 for starters as I am a beginner in a new taster of a business sandwich. Now I know my idea isn’t gosh golly wow! right now because everyone who loves curves, vintage and style has got an independent business and it’s tough to compete let alone the big business that will surely fail.
But I may have a niche which was tricky but I found it but I’ll need more research, time and a business plan (plus money). I have a few concerns like getting the fitting and pricing right…untill you know the pure pressure, concentration and effort into making clothes plus size by machine or handmade then you really won’t get pricing…I mean that too. I used to go on sites thinking “why can’t I buy anything that’s affordable?” or “why is everything so expensive!” and somethings, yeah they can take the pickles at times but you gotta add up…
Design + Fabric + Time + Your Efforts (the skill you put in, not the same as time) = £$££. $$£$£$£$%%% with the hope you make money out of it. What’s the point PLUS you got nothing new for your customers if you’re broke!
So that’s the dream that will come true hopefully.
Hint: It’s for quirky, fun people.
Happy Dreaming and believing!