Sewaholic Patterns: An Update

I want to apologize for the delay of my first pattern! Things are taking much longer than I expected. It’s very important to me that you get the best quality product possible, so I’m working hard to make sure everything is just so.

In my sewing projects, I talk a lot about making better quality clothing, filling my wardrobe with beautiful, well-fitted clothing, and that we’re worth it – so I’m applying the same theory to my patterns as well.

I am learning so much though! It’s true what they say – starting a business takes twice as much time and twice as much money as you plan for.

Some of the things I’ve learned so far:

  • Coming up with a cool idea is only a small part of it! That’s the easy part, I have an endless supply of design ideas and am always thinking up something new. It’s everything else, from writing the instructions to figuring out fabric requirements to choosing paper, that’s what takes the time!
  • Time management is key. When you’re starting something in your spare time, while juggling work and other commitments, every hour is so valuable!
  • And yet, don’t cut corners! Since this is my first pattern, it’s important to make a great first impression. It has to be good, or you won’t come back for more!

So thank you for being so patient and understanding! I appreciate it very much. It looks like the launch date will be closer to mid-to-late November rather than the end of October as I iron out a few more details. Once I have a final date I will let you all know!

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10 Responses to Sewaholic Patterns: An Update

  1. Corinne October 19, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    I was always taught,,,”do it right the first time.” I think that applies to just about everything. I’m sure you feel the same.. Curiosity here, do you have people to “test” the pattern pre-production? I suspect that would lengthen the time needed to get the pattern to market. Having a small business of my own several years ago, in addition to a full-time job, was very hectic. I hope all goes well for you, you are very talented.

  2. Clare October 19, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    With or without delays, I really admire you for tackling this project while you’re still working full time. You’ll feel so much better if you take your time and get it right rather than rushing and then being disappointed with details.

  3. Ms.Cleaver October 19, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    I am soooo with you. The designing is the easy part. It’s the fourteen steps after that that are the hard (and super time consuming) ones.

  4. Irene October 19, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Take your time – you have to be happy with the results.

  5. Lizzytish October 19, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    “All good things are worth waiting for.”

  6. Darci October 19, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Go slow and take your time. It’s worth the wait (for us, your loyal, ever-lovin’ fans)!

  7. EL October 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Good luck with your business ideas. I know how hard it is.
    BTW, I like the blouse in knit fabric.

  8. The Cupcake Goddess October 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Believe me dear, I know. And it’s so hard not to want to cut those corners just to get your product out there. And could I not agree with you more? Every hour is INSANELY valuable. And anything else that chews up time is so hard to commit to. Don’t worry, we’re all so excited for the release of your patterns. We’ll definitely wait because its something so wonderful to wait for!

  9. Tasia October 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    Thanks so much for the wonderfully supportive comments! I would have been worried if all I heard back was crickets.. but you guys are great! All of your comments made me smile and realize I’m on the right track for wanting to get everything right and not rush. @Corinne: Yes, I’m definitely getting people other than me to test out the pattern before printing. And you’re so right, it does add to the timeline!

    So thank you, thank you for being so awesome and understanding!! It’s so encouraging!

  10. Amber October 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Hey, you take as much time as you need. We’ll still be here waiting patiently for it. :)

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