WhatSamMade. The shop (and a giveaway).

A lot of you have asked.  I’ve thought about it for a while now.  I’m finally going to do it.  I’m going to do it.  I’m going to “dare greatly” and put myself out there.

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Thanks to my friend Christine C. for digitizing my logo for me!

I’m going to start selling some of the clothing items that I make.  I’m nervous.  What if people don’t actually like the stuff that I sew enough that they’ll actually purchase it?  That’s one of the questions that has kept me from taking the next step.

I made a FB page in August but haven’t opened it to the public yet.  I made an Instagram page to show the things that I make so that my other Instagram wouldn’t be inundated with sewing stuff.

So here’s the low down: I don’t have professional pictures.  I have selfies from the full length mirror in my living room… or pictures that my hubs takes for me.  I don’t have closets full of fabric to let you all choose from.  I don’t have a serger or a coverstitch machine (but I want one of each… hint, hint).

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What do I have?

I have creativity.  I have time.  I have a sewing machine. I have ideas.

As Kim asked me, “What’s my ‘why’?” (My English teacher brain is twitching with this punctuation but I *think* this is the correct way to punctuate this statement.)

Basically, I just want to sew because it’s fun and because I have trouble finding well fitting clothes at the store. By well-fitting, I mean clothes that I feel good in and clothes that look good on me. Clothes that are functional.

I know that I am not alone in this but this is why I sew.  I also sew as a way to help me appreciate my body and a way to help me overcome Post Partum Depression.

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Athletic leggings with contrast panel and hidden waistband pocket.

But, why sell?

I am a teacher turned stay at home mama.  I would like to be able to generate money so that I can support my sewing habit.  That’s the honest answer.

 

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(Slim fit) Perfect tee shirt with contrast sleeves.

How will this work?

Come to my FB page and find out.   How’s that for vague???

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Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway for a pair of undies AND either a flowy tank or Perfect tee shirt in your choice of fabric and neckline, head on over to Facebook and ‘like’ my WhatSamMade page.  I will choose TWO winners at noon on September 30, 2016. And I will announce the winners in the WhatSamMade business page.  If you are not local, you will be responsible for shipping charges.  One entry per person.  Winner will be drawn randomly.

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