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Partnering with a home sewer for profit

user-164928 | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

I would like to partner with a fashion forward person for profit.

Are there any people in the “gathering” that are interested?



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    Becky-book | | #1


    Not sure what you mean by "fashion forward" person?  What kind of sewing do you want to do?



    1. PASDENOM | | #8

      Are you looking for someone who can draft patterns from your drawings to make samples? Someone to manufacture multiples for sale?

      1. user-164928 | | #9

        Yes.... that is exactly what I'm looking for.


        (217) 528-3404

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    Where are you located?  I think many would be interested if you could be a little more specific regarding your quest. 

    1. user-164928 | | #3

       I am located in Illinois. I am an apparel designer.

      I am interested in someone who knows the definition of partnering and is serious about business. 



      1. solosmocker | | #4

        Are you looking for someone who is a tailor or seamstress? This is like 50 questions.

      2. mygaley | | #5

        I googled partnering definition and found that there were many, many definitions.  As you made the first overture, perhaps you would like to give us yours.  How can anyone give you a positive response with so little information?  Galey

  3. dionna | | #6



    Edited 6/13/2006 5:57 pm ET by dionna

  4. mjorymer | | #7

    Like the others, I am not quite sure about your definition of partner.  Are you looking for someone to make the garments you design?  Are you looking for someone who will collablorate in the design process? Are you looking for a financial partner?

    There are many members of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers and Fashion Group International in Illinois who might be interested if you can provide a little more clarity.


    1. user-164928 | | #10

      I opologize to all for not making myself clear.

      I was hoping  there was someone in cyberspace that could clarify for me the language, and there was.

      I have a superb idea for a men's line of party dressing.

      I don't have a team such as a manufacturer, financial investors, market reps, distribution centers. a store order such as GAP, etc.

      I am a designer who studies the market and comes up with ideas based upon what people are buying and what no other designer has come up with.

      I do not have the money to go into production on a large scale, however, I want to. I am available for talk, ASAP. As you know in the world of fashions it is whoever jumps out there first with the style of dress.




      1. sewchris703 | | #11

        My advice is to start out being your own pattern drafter and sample maker.  And find contract sewers for the manufacturing.  Advertize locally for them and look in the local yellow pages.  Later you can hire the pattern drafter and sample maker when your business starts making a profit.  Last , you start your own in-house manufacturing.  Of the 3 designers I know, the one who had to hire his own pattern drafter and sample makers (I was one of the sample makers) went out of business before he even really started because he was spending too money in payroll right from the start.  The other 2 designers started out doing everything and expanded from there.  One specializes in square dance and the other one in perior reenacting clothing.  I was one of the contract sewers for the square dance company.  They went on to hire their own in-house sewing employees.  I still do contract sewing for the reenactment company.   They will probably always rely on contract sewers because of the small niche market they are in.   They are also set up as an internet company, selling custom-sized clothing as well as stock items, instead of a rtw manufactureing company.


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