I am beyond excited about City Kid's first official "line" coming out this fall. I'm making a few changes to my little business that will allow me to grow and offer more to my wonderful customers. As you know, over the past two years I've made everything myself...I've sewn and screen printed everything out of my home sewing studio. It's been wonderful and I know that a lot of folks out there love that everything is made by me personally. But I can only do so much. I get so many requests to add leggings, shorts, etc...to my little line. But again, there's only so much that one person can do! Additionally, I'd love to be able to offer my threads to stores...but unfortunately I can't handle the volume that stores want.
Therefore, after a ton of thought, consideration and research, I've decided to outsource some of my sewing. I found a wonderful husband and wife team here in Seattle who will be helping out with my sewing. Additionally, I have a fabric company that offers up amazing fabric made in LA. So everything is still made right here in the U.S. and you can still feel good about supporting your local economy. And now I can offer up the leggings, pants, shirts, etc... that everyone has been asking for. It's a big step but at the same time I feel like it's really the only way that my business can grow. And while it's a big step that causes a lot of nervousness on my part...the excitement about what I can now do far outweighs the nerves!
And in addition to my little collection that I will be offering I will still have a one of a kind line made just be me out of upcycled materials. Outsourcing my sewing on the rest of the items will now give me more time to work on really creative and unique one of kind dresses....which I'm super excited about!
So there you have it! And that little number in the picture above is the City Swing Top.....I love love love it! I've had this pattern swooning around in my head for over a year and now here it is...available with the fall 2015 line. So stay tuned!
And happy Thursday!