With that idea rolling around my thoughts lately, I was thinking about the sewing that is always being done here. Aside from plain daily chores, sewing is always in progress here, so perhaps I need to put that back into practical use again.
It's been a while since I've done "sewing for the public" such as it is. When I did, it didn't make anyone rich but it did provide a great deal in terms of helping with some 'butter and egg' money here, as well as offering some ladies a start with a more modest wardrobe.
I am not a fancy stitcher by any stretch, but we don't come apart at the seams around here :o). I take short-cuts whenever I can. I use a lot of time-saving steps with our sewing needs here, otherwise I'd be tethered to the machine 24/7!
I haven't put much thought into anything definite yet at all. I never did like pricing anything, and that's my biggest hold-out in getting beyond just the general thought rolling process.
We sew every day clothes here for every day living -- shirts for the boys (collarless and most often without cuffs...they just don't like them), pants are broadfalls with a button-drop front and sewn-on suspenders and plain ol' elastic-waist flannel pj pants.
The girl's clothing consists of plain nightgowns, bloomers and camisole underthings, plain full slips, dresses are either button bodice, or cape dress; and of course, aprons. I'm still playing with apron thoughts (there are so many good ones out there!). We also do headcoverings, kapp or hanging veil style is what we wear.
Like I said, everything is just ideas bumping into the walls of my mind right now. It's a rather big undertaking, sewing for someone else, even if you don't get many orders. I've dealt with some folks who simply expect things beyond what I do, or the prices I offer. It's not something I take lightly at all, so this requires a great deal of mind-bouncing and prayer.
What do you think? Any room for yet more ladies modest sewing out there? And no, I'm not for one minute thinking I'm in the ranks of all the wonderful modest clothes stitchers I myself have ordered from. It's just a thought...