An Announcement!

You guys, I have some exciting news! I’ve been doing a lot of sewing, and in mid May I plan to open an Etsy shop! I have been collecting second-hand and vintage fabric and sewing it up into these cute little elasticated waist skirts. I’ll be selling mini, midi and maxi varieties! The skirt above was the first one I made, and I just love the sixties fabric. It’s been so much fun having a big project like this to work on, and although I don’t expect to be making a living wage from selling on Etsy, it feels so good to be taking my employment into my own hands to some extent.

My yellow sewing machine makes sewing a lot more fun!

My fabric stash is getting a little out of control…

Just some of the beautiful fabrics that I’ve picked up this month

I have to say, it’s handy having an excuse to browse car boot sales and charity shops weekly, and I’m definitely getting to know my sewing machine a lot better (and it’s limitations – I wish it let me adjust the width of my stitches.) I’ll keep you updated with my progress, and when I expect to open. Wish me luck!

11 thoughts on “An Announcement!

  1. Well done Jess. Those fabrics are stunning!!! and the skirt at the top looks beautiful! I am so excited for this and can’t wait to put in an order 🙂

  2. Wow that’s fantastic Jess!! Really really excited for you. Can’t wait to take a look when it’s up and running. You are the inspiration I needed to get my act together and get my etsy store going too!

    Be sure to let us know when it’s live!

    PS. I L. O .V .E. your gorgeously sunny machine!!!

    Faded Windmills

  3. This skirt is so cute! I look forward to seeing what else you make. I spy some very pretty plaid fabric! Very Burberry!

    Emma x

  4. I’ll be interested to see what you think of Etsy. I’ve been selling vintage and homemade chocolates there for about 2.5 years and have enjoyed it a lot. In some ways it’s more work than I expected and it can be kind of depressing at the beginning, when nothing seems to be happening and no one is buying. Plan to stick with it for awhile!

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