Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More dresses and a question

Sorry if the pictures are all wonky. I still can't get blogger figured out. I am an original Typepad user. Blogger is all kinds of wacko to me, so bear with me. (As apposed to bare with me. That would be wrong.) 

I am loving these reversible dresses. They are fun and easy to make, plus the fabric options are endless. Fabric shopping makes me very, very happy. I just ordered a pattern for one of those ruffled looking tiered skirts. That should be tons of fun. Plus the pattern is for girls's sizes 2t-12. Yay! More fabric shopping. JoAnn's and Fabric.com love me long time.

Okay. Question. Etsy (www.etsy.com) or Big Cartel (www.bigcartel.com)?  I'm somewhat established on Etsy, but Etsy is beyond over packed with artists, making it very overwhelming to shoppers. Big Cartel is not as large. It charges per month - a flat fee and you can pick the level you want to pay. That is all they take. They do not take a percentage of anything people buy from your shop. Where Etsy charges $.20 per item to list and then takes a very small percentage of the items you sell. Big Cartel also has a more personalized look to each shop. On the flip side, Big Cartel is not nearly as widely known yet and most people still go to Etsy when trying to find a handmade item. Decisions, decisions! Your thoughts?


  1. I've never used Etsy myself (have issues with PayPal) but my friend got my daughter's tutu from there and raved about the experience, Big Cartel does seem less overwhelming though.

    I LOVE that blue bird dress. My cute would look so cute in it!

  2. I'm sorry, I have no advice for where to sell them but I don't care if it would look like a moo moo on me I want one in that purple/swirl!!! Ohhhh or maybe a skirt?! I'd bare with you! ;-)

  3. Big Cartel makes me think of drug lords. I like it.