As I’ve mentioned previously I’m currently on a break from my day-job, so that I can focus full-time on my sewing business and hopefully avoiding a looming burn-out.
So in my latest video, I share my plans moving forward, the financial realities of creating a sustainable income from a craft enterprise, which I think sometimes get lost in the narrative of following your passion and building a lifestyle business. And of course, I also talk about all the other struggles I’m currently facing!
That said, overall these first weeks have been feeling pretty great, and I’ve accomplished so much it almost feels surreal, especially compared to when I had to squeeze in little bits in the early morning or late at night, while often also feeling tired and not 100% on my game so to speak.
Currently I’m around 2/3 done with my first garment sewing pattern, and next week I will hopefully be able to start sewing up the various style and samples.
Plus I’ve almost produced 20% of the pages of my upcoming jeans sewing book (out in April of next year!), which might not sound a lot, but since I’m still doing it all by myself (writing, photography, book design) every page is a lot of work!