i’ve just discovered the boards here and what a wealth of information there is here! you guys are awesome!
i was wondering how lucrative the alterations business is?
here is my sewing background: u.s. air force – parachute rigger…packed and repaired parachutes, fabricated covers for equipment, mended aircraft upholstery and sewed patches on officer’s uniforms. then, as a civilian i spent a couple of years doing marine canvas – boat covers. now i have a job totally unrelated to sewing. i hate it, and i’d like to make my living sewing again, only this time in apparel instead of heavy duty. my plan is to take garment construction and tailoring classes at the community college, read and practice as much as possible, and collect the necessary equipment for the next couple of years, with the goal of opening my own shop.
is there anyone here that does alterations only for a living? and does this plan sound do-able? any advice? thanks in advance,