Ok, thanks for the feedback (woo hoo more than 3 readers!). Tell me now what you think of my new (to me) idea.
#1 I am going to concentrate on making my apron dresses and bloomers from newborn to size 4 (or 5?) in vintage fabrics and trims and buttons.
#2 I will perfect the apron dress and all its permutations with the fabric I have now and will acquire more from my usual sources.
#3 I will sew these as time permits while I am in school and list a few on Etsy as I feel like it.
#4 I will scope out the children's boutiques here in town as I have time.
#5 Then when school is out and I have a decent inventory, I will make appointments with said boutiques and show them my wares.
#6 I will ask if they are interested and if not, why.
I am washing a great pile of fabrics right now and will iron them tomorrow and begin cutting out soon. I have to fit in some homework sometime, but after being in kind of a fog for a few days I am feeling it lifting. Does anybody else get that fog that just blocks positive feeling and action?? I hate it and rail against it and I never can figure out what dispels it. I think tonight it might have been seeing part of a PBS pledge week special on brain exercises and how you have to think yourself out of a rut. So I just decided to pick a path and go down it, hence the apron dress thing. I know other people make them but I like to make them and think the simplicity of the design really works with the fabrics--plus they are comfortable for the little ones.
So now the danger is my waking up in the morning and thinking that this was not such a great idea and what does it all matter anyways.
So, once again I ask for your opinion--
good plan or problematic plan?
Are the apron dresses enough or are the more complicated ones better?
Is the dress and bloomers enough or do I need to do headbands or bonnets?
(I should warn you that I never liked the headgear that came with outfits for my daughter and they are awfully fussy to make.)
But maybe the outfits really need something more?
Of course, I assume that I will drop the apron dresses after a while but I am thinking that concentrating on one thing and getting it really right might be a good strategy for me.
See how I am convincing you all that I am right?