With so many projects on my plate, I’ve had to reconsider my shop’s direction. I plan to still offer things like tshirts and ones off designs when they are ready to put up for sale, but I will not be focusing on high quantity stock like my previous plan. I have decided to go this route in light of the revival of my comic and considering an international move I will be making in 2016. It just doesn’t seem feasible to design, pattern, sew and run my shop solely on my own (when I did do this with my hoodie line it drained me and was a 15-18 hour work day, 6-7 days a week).
I am still very much in love with my designs, and hope to eventually offer them, but with all I have going on right now, I just don’t see that being possible without help. I’ve put in a lot of work on the patterns these past few months and have no intention of giving up my dream permanently, I just need to set this idea aside for now. I don’t want to open my shop, shut it down for the move and then open it again in a few years. I would much rather open the shop and keep it open and have everything be consistent.
My husband did offer an idea of outsourcing the manufacturing to another company and simply design and sell the items, but that would be quite a ways off since it requires a lot of money.
On one hand, I am greatly saddened to see my ideas be put on the back burner, but in another light, it gives me time and energy to work on a project that has been waiting to be completed for a long time. I will keep everyone informed as to when the tshirts will be available.
Thanks for all your support and I will update you all as soon as I have a more concrete plan!