Sandy, I hope you find this. Moved discussion from “This forum unexpectedly quiet. Why?” I thought I finally had the issue of fitting pants figured out but still don’t have it. Some areas fit better, some worse. So it’s back to the drawing board.
I think being able to make a profit at sewing depends on being able to reach the appropriate market. There are definitely folks willing to pay high dollar for clothing that is evident but some of the upscale retailers. Being able to tap into that market is another thing. I remember watching one of the sewing shows and they had someone on making “chenille” coats. The ones where you use several layers of fabric, do channel stitching, then cut the fabric between the channels and the fabric puffs up when washed and dried. They looked really nice. Anyway, I recall they got over a thousand dollars a coat. That would be a handsome profit even considering labor. But finding the market is the tough part.
I have taken the day after Thanksgiving off. Maybe I will be able to start another pair then. I’ve got a few ideas. Now it’s a matter of trying them out. Happy Sewing. Sue