As you may know, if you follow my blog, I have recently made the big move home after living in the UK for a couple of years. Since leaving London, I have been really thinking about what the next step for me in my career is. And after a lot of thought, and evaluation, I have decided that I would like to start my own business. Working on this website for the last 12 months, has been a lot of hard work, but has also been one of the most rewarding projects I have worked on, and I want to see if I can take it a step further.
What I am hoping to do, is to make womenswear from pre-loved fabric. Alongside this, I plan to make the patterns available for download. What I think will make my business different from a lot of the other indie pattern labels out there is that my patterns will be designed to be hacked and altered - giving users the chance to have more creative freedom, as well as an opportunity to gain some pattern making skills on the way. I will be creating some new patterns, but plan to use some of the patterns featured in this post as a starting point.
I am in the process of trying to apply for some funding, to get me up and running, but I first need to prove there is a market for my concept. So this is where you guys come in! Basically, what I need is some letters / emails of support from potential customers.
If you think this is a good idea and that you or anyone you know would / could be a potential customer, or you just think this idea is worth pursuing, can you pretty pretty please send me a little email saying this? Whether you'd be interested in the patterns or the garments themselves. I would be forever thankful if you could!