Custom Sewing, Yes Please!

When we first opened The Labour District, our business plan was “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.” We knew that we wouldn’t be able to offer a concrete plan right off the bat, and we were willing to be flexible while we became acquainted with Oshawa.

And it’s been a great learning experience so far.

One thing we didn’t offer, mostly because I wasn’t expecting it to be popular, was custom sewing. I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting anyone to ask for custom made pieces; they were in fairly steady demand when I lived in Toronto, even without a storefront. But it’s been one of our more popular sewing-related business transactions! I’ve been keeping track of all the custom orders I’ve sewn so far, and since mid-July I’ve sewn roughly a dozen different items! Wow!

Here’s the only garment I photographed:

IMG_20140910_125112A pleated A-line skirt for a very tall young lady. But I’ve also sewn tops, dresses, and even a few curtains for clients.

How fun!

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