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This summer has been great! So many awesome things have happened for my little business and I've been learning many lessons! I am glad to have the Ginger Sew Along wrapped up, and detailed instructions posted for those of you who have it on your "to sew" list. As many of you know, I made a error on page 11 of the pattern, so if you haven't received my revised version yet, send me over an email and I'll get it right over to you! Can I chalk it up to having too many things on the go?...
Interesting things I am learning about running your own business... The first, and worst thing is, when a mistake happens, there's only one person to take the responsibility for it! This can be hard, but at the same time, I am learning to take my mistakes in stride. Fix it, learn from it, and get over it. The "getting over it" part was something I was never good at, but am getting better at it with every mistake I make!!! I think this is not only an important business lesson, but a life lesson.
The best thing about running a small business is the amazing people I have had the opportunity to get to know. I really can't say enough nice things about all of you guys, and everyone I've had the chance to converse with through email about the patterns, sewing, design, etc. I honestly just feel so fortunate every day to be doing what I'm doing. Tired, but fortunate!
I am really looking forward to fall; having some quiet, "nesting time." I plan to release one more pattern this fall - that 1930's reproduction bralette pattern that I made last winter. I also plan to sew a few pieces from the book, Vintage Lingerie (There will be a giveaway too!).
I am finding that the garment side of my business is picking up more and more, so I am going to be devoting myself to that for the time being (it is my #1 love). I have a bunch of big custom orders on the go that I am excited about because I have some creative freedom with them. I also will be re-stocking my Etsy Shop with new 3 for $60 cheeky panties and some fall/winter items.
But for now, I am headed off to the "day job"! See ya!