For ages now, an Etsy shop has been in the back of my mind as something that I should do, but somehow, it was extraordinarily difficult to get myself going on it. Perhaps I have finally managed to think of a way to make it work for me. My plan is to make TWO of whatever I am making, one for me and one to sell.
Here is my first foray in that direction. The photo on the left shows the top for me, made from cream silk charmeuse to match this skirt. I learned some things from making this first top. Firstly, the length is good for me to wear with the skirt, but it would be more universally flattering if it were slightly longer. Second, there is too much fullness from the gathers. I fixed both of these issues with the next one I made, which is listed for sale on Etsy. I hope someone buys it. I learn something with every project I complete, and it is kind of nice to put that newfound knowledge to work right away instead of filing it away for the future.