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|looking dapper outside of the Williamsburg Public Library in his linen suit|
My Little Man was baptized the Saturday before Easter and because I love tradition I wanted him in something white and formal. Linen Suit - off white was the answer.
|Chillin' with George outside of the Williamsburg Public Library|
I've had one or two people ask, "will similar suits be in the shop?" The answer is: probably not. At this time I am not buying fabric by the bolt, certainly not wholesale, we have not moved into that kind of inventory sales yet. And at retail price, linen ( 100% linen, not a blend ) goes for somewhere around $17 a yard. I needed three to make this suit. Yep, $51 in fabric, plus a zipper, plus buttons, plus time to sew. I pay myself and the artisans I work with, $8 an hour right now. I'd love to offer more really, but the market barley supports $8. Time and Materials I'm coming in around $90 and I haven't made a profit yet. So no, I don't see myself adding suits to the shop anytime soon. But I might have to come up with a reason to sew one more for my little guy. He looks so sharp!
I know the shop notice said I was going to re-open last month. Still closed. It seems each year brings challenges to having this little shop and family comes first. So, I'll get to it when I get to it. Terrible business practice I know. But like I said, family first.