February 2019. After making a paper pattern from start to finish (designing, draping, making the original pattern, grading it on Lectra via a contractor, doing the graphic personalisation, having it printed full size, making the instruction booklet, creating the packaging, translating everything…) in order to get an estimate of the work/benefit ratio, it was crystal-clear I was barking up the wrong tree. As much as I am willing to just make ends meet, it’s silly venturing into a business knowing from the start you’ll be working at a loss.
So the thinking cap is back on and the question I’m deeply reflecting on at the moment is, PDF or not? To be followed…