Wednesday, August 10, 2005
In the news
I am always happy to read articles in the newspaper related to sewing (even when most of them are for quilting). Imagine my surprise when the front page of the business section of our local paper highlighted a local seamstress who makes period costumes. Here's the link, although you may need to sign up to read it (hint: try bugmenot.com to get a login and password you can use without going through the whole annoying process of giving out your name, email, etc. to yet another online site). She's probably going to get loads of business as a result of the article but it sounds like she's busy enough already making around 50 costumes a year. I once, very briefly thought about sewing ice skating costumes and by chance a co-worker (and friend) who skates at the rink I do does make costumes on the side. But I couldn't put up with the clients and I'm no where good enough to make other people's clothing anyway. As it turns out my friend doesn't sew much for herself. I guess that's what can happen when you turn your hobby into a business.