We’ve Got Pockets

Whenever it was I spent 10 days off grid. I found it to be super inspiring. On the second Thursday we had a cook out for dinner and after the guys showed up we started talking sewing.

Yes, that happened. And No they didn’t mind. And Yes as I often find they had useful inputs.

I had mentioned to my best friend that I wanted to go visit Israel with her next year and I figured we needed at least a thousand dollars each. She had recently been hired to make little girl dresses. Upon finding that she enjoyed it, she has been working on setting up a shop. We were talking pricing.

JH said when someone other than his job was wanting his time he asked for at least $25 an hour per person. He got paid that much, his brother would want that much, his machinery cost that much to run. This added up to $75 per hour for him and DH to cut down a tree. One tree took them only an hour and the man paid them $200.

Let me not say anything. Take a deep breath. I’ve had people tell me that $35 was to much to hem a pair of pants. But they were willing to pay fifteen dollars.

This is all to say we were encouraging SH to bump the finished price of the dresses to the $70-$100 range. Sew much closer to what she should be earning.

In turn I mentioned my sewing plans. So often I have seen complaints about how women’s clothes just don’t have good pockets. And on the flip side I have often seen ladies worrying if the pockets will be to much. I was wondering why don’t I make a clothing line where pockets are the statement of the piece.

My family expressed doubts.

I explained I was considering making a blue skirt with orange star shaped pockets on it.

My family thought that sounded horrible.

I fell quiet, but that vague idea stuck in my brain. Finally today I was able to put on paper rough sketches of that idea and another one.

Pardon my terrible drawing skills.

On the left we have a skirt designed to look like an upside down flower. The pockets are quite visible as they are representing the sepals.

On the right is a modified version of blue and orange. The color has been changed to yellow and the stars are evenly spaced. I haven’t yet decided if the little stars should be pockets too. And is four star pockets around the waist good or should I go for the semi subtle three stars like Orion’s belt?

A pin cushion topped mason jar with a few buttons in it

 

So bountiful hay to my best friend.

For re-inspiring me to start sewing again.

For re-inspiring me to start designing again.

For giving me such a handy pin cushion as a belated birthday present. I know you don’t read my blog, but still.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

If I were to make skirts like these how much would you pay? Would you pay $200? Would you pay $250 if I made sure to use sustainable fabric? People often pay tons of money for clothing of little quality. From people they care little for. Fabric costs money, but the most expensive part is the labor.

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PS.

Speaking of sewing I have recently agreed to sew a dress inspired by a book as an art project. I would really like to put my best foot forward with doing this. But I need nice fabric and notions in order to do that. If you would like to help with this in any way at all please check out the Go Fund Me I put together and either share it or give a donation. Every dollar helps.

PPS.

Speaking of obvious pockets don’t you think that an evening gown with a blue jean pocket or two sounds like something that could come down a runway?

Attention All Followers

I plan on going through my followers and removing the ones that don’t actively do things for my blog. So Like this post. Leave a comment somewhere. Reblog something. I don’t care. For as much as I enjoy having nearly a hundred and fifty followers, most of them never do anything, so I don’t care about them.

 

Sudden Turn To Being a Math Blog

I just finished my 13th whole month of having a blog. That means I have a loop. Now I wasn’t going to write this post but I decided based on the numbers that finished off last month.

A year ago when I completed my first full month of blogging I got viewed 72 times. That is an average of 2 a day. I was very proud. So proud that this year I got these kind of corny screenshots.

But those aren’t the only strange screenshot’s I’ve gotten. Just this morning I caught my most recent stats and they changed it a little.

Yep. This month has given me the highest number of views ever by an average of 3 per day.

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten viewers from this alphabetical list of countries.

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirate, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

Or on this map.

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My most popular day is Friday. It currently has nearly a quarter of my views.

The most popular hour is 9 pm. This has a little more reasonable 12% of my views.

I guess people like looking at my blog just before the weekend.

I hope to have a few changes coming to my blog soon. I would like it if such numbers continued and grew. But it isn’t about the numbers.

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