October 6, 2015

Debra: Chef Coats


I'm still sewing the 7 chef coats.  This has turned into a long project.  I have the name and logo embroidery to do also.  I haven't done any real digitizing so reproducing the logo is going to be a challenge.  I can have it done for $60 but I'm a little too tight for that at the moment!  We'll see how hard it is to digitize. 


In other exciting news, I talked myself into a full-time sales position with a local sewing and vacuum retailer.  They are the 3rd largest seller of Janome sewing machines in the US.  Very progressive business and I think there will be some very good opportunities for me.  I'll be one of the longarm specialist for Handiquilter.  I know that the other salesperson went to Handiquilter University so it's possible I'll get to do that too.  I start next Monday.  In the meantime I still have some shows booked.  The Fall Festival this past weekend was a real bust.  After expenses, I made $30.  I don't think the shows are the best market for the goods.  I'll just continue to develop the line of merchandise for the retail outlets to which I have a commitment.  That should keep me very busy! 


8 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

The chef coats look fantastic and I know they will be appreciated.

Congrats on the new job, I know you'll knock their socks off.

Suztats said...

What a shame the show wasn't a good venue, but those chef coats look very fine. Hope you love your new job! Congrats.

Debra Lynn Dixon said...

There were too many activities at the festival competing for participant's money. I still have a few more fall festivals so hopefully I will at least sell all the halloween aprons.

Judy S. said...

Congrats on the new job! They are lucky to have you. I see what you mean about all the buttons. Wow! They are looking good.

cq4fun said...

Chef's coats look great. I'll bet you can figure out some short-cuts or a program for the digitizing. Congratulations on the job. It sounds like quite a big step! Sorry the show didn't do much for you. I think shows are so individual and you can't ever predict what will happen with all the variables. It takes time to build a following, too. But at least you weren't $30 in the hole for the day!

Moira said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like it will be right up your alley. =) Sorry the fall show was a bust for you. Am glad tho that you didn't lose money on it.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your new job! I'm sure you'll be a winner!

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