My studio isn't necessarily a retail space, but I did hope for it to be at some point. Its just I'm so busy sewing and selling the vintage clothing, that I cant seem to find time to keep my head on straight. I have started to get some light foot traffic as I bought a cute little chalkboard sign to place out near the street. And so a few people have come asking about sewing supplies. And dummy me I'm like, "yea there's no fabric stores here" and I say it totally straight faced while they probably look at me like you hoarder! Your standing right in front of half a store full of fabric!! So after the third time it was like "DUH!" after the woman left I was like OMG why didn't I offer to sell her some of my sewing needles? DOUBLE OMG, why the heck am I hoarding all this fabric? I should open a fabric store!!
One of my original ideas was to sell my garments up front of the space, and offer sewing classes in the workspace. I have no clue why it never dawned on me to make it a fabric store, but I'm glad I finally figured it out! So I liquidated ALL my vintage clothing. ~SIGH~ I had a hard time letting go. Of course it will always be in my blood and even today I tried so hard to resist the urge to buy all those amazing dresses I don't usually find at the SB Goodwill. (I did have to get this amazing bird moo moo however. I see its new life as a circle skirt) But, as business goes most successful businessmen have ventures for a while and move onto other more successful ones, and so I hope will be the case for me.