Unbelievably (to me) I now have the opportunity to make and/or sew anything I want for a store my friends are opening. I am thinking of making linen or hemp skirts in a variety of sizes, simple patterns but with design elements such as hand embroidery on a pocket, godets in another material, etc.
I am thinking one skirt each in sizes xs, s, m, l, and xl. But what to charge? I have read several opinions on setting prices. What do threads readers recommend?
Also I have heard that using a commercial pattern to make things for sale in a store or at a crafts show can get you in trouble if They ever hear about it. Is this true?
Another thing is, I wonder what smaller items would be interesting for shoppers. This store will be selling mostly handmade items like blown glass, jewelry, paintings, and knitted items. But I know people like to purchase lower cost, unique items. Has anyone seen anything little and interesting while out and about? For instance, I was thinking of making little felted pocketbooks for girls, or making weird little dolls to perch on shelves.
I really enjoy the ideas threads readers share and am asking once again for advice and opinions.
I am so excited about this. I will also be having a crafts class on Thursday nights where people can drop in and work on things informally. I have wanted to do this my whole life and can hardly believe it!
Thank you in advance for your replies.