Before visiting hours at the hospital I was ‘shopping’ in Wejherowo. (PL). I have come across a fabric shop with wonderful fabrics. I could not resist and I have bought 2 pieces of silk for blouses.
However as sewing is not so possible I am catching up on reading.
‘ This book will be a priceless resource for those considering adventuring into the fashion industry, yet not knowing how or where to start. Comprised of detailed information, How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business will be a guide for the aspiring designer to plan and execute a successful home based business. This material will not only provide a fashion realm, but will show how to create additional revenue streams in the sewing field. This book will be the “one stop shop” for the small designer.’
This book is a great first step in entering a fashion design industry. Has helpful information on designing clothing, contacting clients, examples of contracts, etc. This book is showing the reality, no colourful stories – just how it is.
Very important aspect of balance between family and work is discussed as well – which very often is forgotten.
Other book I have bought few months ago is Blue is the New Black: The 10 Step Guide to Developing and Producing a Fashion Collection by Susie Breuer.
‘Blue is the New Black demystifies the process of how to make a fashion collection accessible for all levels. It’s an A to Z of the whole fashion process from development to production. A reference guide, a buddy, and a bible of who, what, and where.’
…. which is more about industry then home business.
This book is more focused on developing and producing a fashion collection from the industrial point of view. It is a great reference guide for a student, a young professional or have some experience in fashion. It provides really a practical overview of the complete process of developing and producing a fashion collection.
I am enjoying reading these books. If you think of starting a business in fashion industry I would highly recommend both books.
To do or not to do? … Shall I start sewing for the clients, starting my own line? I have now enough time to think about it.