Hiring a seamstress — any sugesstions?
I am a designer who is over worked and in need of hiring a seamstress so that I can focus on other areas of my business. I just have no idea how to go about hiring someone for this position and how much should they be paid — what is the going rate? I have worked on the retail side of the business for 18 year and crossed over to the other side this past year due to being tired of selling inferior, non-fitting clothing! Up to this point I have done all the work myself — designing, pattern making, sewing, fitting, etc.. but I am at the point of being to busy to handle it all myself and I figure hiring a seamstress is the 1st place to start.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this? What is the going rate — hourly or per garment? I charge clients per garment based on formulas I learned when in design school but I am wondering if it works the same way for strickly sewing. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it!!