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My new business has started earning :)

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Katymac Thu 04-Aug-16 17:39:22

Only small amounts but I am now on my 6th commission which will be quite a bit bigger

Squee!! it's so exciting grin

MammouthTask Thu 04-Aug-16 17:40:38

It's always so nice to see your business starting off like this.
Enjoy smile

Katymac Thu 04-Aug-16 19:22:59

Thanks it is exciting but cutting into other people's material is scary!!

SoupDragon Fri 05-Aug-16 15:57:13


Katymac Fri 05-Aug-16 16:51:38

Thanks Soupy - it's been such a long time coming

I won't be making millions any time soon!!

CatherineDeB Fri 05-Aug-16 17:13:43

That is lovely news, well done.

I went to a pattern drafting class after work this week wearing a suit I had made. The woman who runs it asked me if I would like to join her (dressmaking/alterations/soft furnishings) and I thought of you - too far to send it your way though sadly.

So not me though, I am such a perfectionist I would spend far too long making anything for someone else I would be as poor as a church mouse.

I do it just for me grin, selfish I know. DD gets the odd thing.

And ...... I couldn't deal with cutting someone else's expensive fabrics or even worse, garments!

You are very brave.

Katymac Fri 05-Aug-16 21:00:01


Katymac Fri 05-Aug-16 21:00:50

Bit of a perfectionist too - it's a nightmare!!

onthemetro Fri 05-Aug-16 21:02:12

Yay, that's awesome! I'm on my 11th sale with my little crafty business and although I'm really grateful and pleased to be making a little money from doing something I enjoy, it's also really daunting!

CatherineDeB Fri 05-Aug-16 21:12:03

This woman I saw has got a tiny shop Katy. I wonder if you could look for/approach anyone similar near you in case they have got too much work (the case with this woman, business too successful, wants a self employed dressmaker/alterations person).

Dry cleaners too and local fabric shops would be a good place to leave cards for your business.

Katymac Fri 05-Aug-16 21:28:50

Maybe - I need to start slowly - I have 4 jobs waiting atm & I don't want to let anyone down

kohl Fri 05-Aug-16 22:53:46

This is amazing-you made this happen-you should be dead proud!

Ankleswingers Fri 05-Aug-16 22:56:47

Well done you! star


Katymac Sat 06-Aug-16 20:34:31

Thanks - it's only little bits but I have to start somewhere

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