Okay! So by now you should have read the So I bought a sewing factory post and we can jump into what is going on next and that would be, a manufacturing boot camp session in this place that I’ve envisioned as a prototypically perfect sewing factory for people to visit in the event they want to learn how to set up their own factory, aka, The Sewing Factory School. That’s what I’m calling this place in case you wonder.
I forgot to mention some stuff. Some friends of mine and I have started a fashion incubator here in Albuquerque because there isn’t anything to help people who want to start clothing lines except for a formerly-from-Chicago-local who I wrote about here. She makes a lot of noise about trying to network all the local businesses but she hasn’t sent anyone to me or gal pal Sally, ever. She makes a living by asking the city for money to start a fashion industry so it wouldn’t gel for the city fathers to know there already was one here.
Anyway, jump starting the local scene is a challenge but we’ve cooked up a project and you’re invited –a coat manufacturing boot camp. Tomorrow we start the design phase but it will culminate September 4-7, when we will sew 100 coats that will be donated to agencies serving kids in crisis. It will be a major party and all around good time. Pizza and long nights will be had. There will be problems of course but it’ll come out okay. From September 4-7, we will spread, cut and sew 100 children’s coats. Wanna come? It’s your chance to actually participate in a production sewing run. The sewing segment is $150 -nobody is making money on this; we need the money to buy fabric to make the stuff.
Currently, we’re preparing for it in the design phase. Week after next we’ll get into the pattern and sampling part of things. If you’re local or have nothing else fun to do for the next two months, drop in! We’ve already got sign ups from across the country (we’ve been talking about it on Facebook and the forum). Sorry it took so long to get the word out here.
This page will explain everything that’s involved. If you sign up, you’ll be in the loop for everything else going on. It will be a fine time!
And oh yeah, I’m back in business and tending to customer’s needs. My goal is to provide downstream services to my existing customers, so if you’re looking for someone to do some sewing for you, you’ll need to start with patterns.