Everyone is always so helpful on the site and informative, so I’d love if anyone would share their thoughts on this idea I have in my head.
I’ve recently taken a new job that is eating up all my personal time and I haven’t been able to sew anything and don’t see it changing for awhile. Soo, I sew for business casual clothes for myself. I HATE shoping because nothing fits well, my measurements are unporpotional to standard clothing, and most garments I can afford I then have to pay to have them altered. (I don’t feel comfortable altering garments with no seam allowances, I’m only medium level sewer) Plus I’m frustrated with the stores offering few options for the best flattering style for my figure. I do LOVE shopping for fabric/patterns/notions, etc..
I was thinking of trying to hire a seamstress to make the pile of items I have patterns and fabric for. My question is, what is considered a reasonable rate for creating garments from patterns–is it usually an hourly rate? What kind of time turnarounds are normal?
I realize that having someone make these increases the cost of the garment, but I think I would have clothing that would look great, LAST, and reflect my personality. Is this even a realistic idea to pursue? Please let me know what you all think!
Thanks in advance!