Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In major production mode

I am in big-time production mode for the craft fair October 2nd. Before last week, I had ever only made a few children's clothing items at once so it's really exciting to see all these creations together!!

My studio is a bit messy now but that's a good thing!

sewing room

Colorful serger scraps in the trash can along with serger cones.

serger cones

I have about 20 dresses made and am now working on girl's shirts.
Janssen Designs upcycled dressesJanssen Designs upcycled dresses

It's hard to know how many items to make for my very first craft fair.  If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! thanks!


  1. Wow! That's some great collection! It's so lovely to see them all together.
    I really need to get into production mode too!
    Good luck with the craft fair!

  2. They look amazing Rachel! Rather than how many, see how they look displayed the way they will in the booth, then have extras to fill in the gaps when you sell. Also, when I used to sell my children's clothing, be ready for custom orders. I would get so many people who would love an item but want it in another size so have order forms ready or a way to direct them to your shop. I can't wait to come see your booth!

  3. I bought one of your awesome shirts at the craft fair Saturday, and wanted to tell you that Princess Superman LOVES her new shirt! Thank you!

  4. Oh my gosh!!!! You've been busy! How did it go???
    I have yet to do a craft fair but hope to soon! Maybe even one in Nov?

    I'd love to hear all about it! Venue? Sales? Customers?

    Cheers! Cristin