Professional Polish

You could read that to be my ethnicity, which would be accurate, or to the sheen I'm upkeeping on my enterprises.

Finally got around to getting business cards.  I've slowly been peeling away at the Wound cards gotten in the early days.  It still had my former associates name and number listed (sorry if you got any unwarranted calls, boo!).  Now, it's just me:)  Our website used to go by woundsofsarah.com, which we thought was pretty hilarious at the time.  Soon after, I claimed WoundMenswear.com, which is more business-like and the cards reflect that adjustment.

The Contract Sewing hustle never had pro cards, just printed and cut at home.  Which worked fine, but I want to grow that hustle more.  Ultimate plan, still being to produce my line in Detroit.  I put an ad on Craigslist and 2 wonderful stitchers surfaced.  I have a button front shirt job on the table for a restaurant which is perfect for establishing a flow when it comes time to do mines!  One of the stitcheretta's has factory supervision and floor experience direct from China, the other runs her own sewing op about an hour and a half from here, less immediately useful, but good to know.  And she's skilled, man.  

I got the cards via Vistaprint.  Shame not to buy local, right?!  But they make it soooo easy.   Anyhow, I threw in a banner and spent enough to qualify for free shipping.   NOTE:  before I buy anything online, I always google the product or brand + "coupon".  I was heavily rewarded for doing this before purchasing my vista cards.  From $19.99 down to $3.99 and the option to receive free shipping.  Holla!

What I've been up to....

Umm so yeah, not the most prolific blogger.  If I vow to keep them short and sweet, I think I'll post more.

Mostly, I have been sewing for dollars:)  Prototypes, custom gear and product for upcoming shows I'm selling at.  I picked up two indy films, so no money there, but name in the credits and creative control.  I think it's a good start, fair trade.  Both crews are very accomplished, passionate and have follow through.  Who doesn't like working with pros?!

One of the flicks is about a DJ chick turned diva star.  It will be feature length and feature lot's of Wound. Yay! It's a little campy, which has got to be one of my fave genres.  I'm looking forward to this as I look back with nostalgia to the raver days/daze.    The other film is a war story with some pathos and cgi.  It takes place in an alternate reality of the 20's so I took mesarurements up to the navel in case we pull those pants up.   Also, love military styling.  I will have fun amping up the stock surplus and may make a few custom pieces.

Not sure if the movies are my racket but I think I'll enjoy what I can, see where it takes me.  I look at it like sleep away camp, which was a great experience for me.  A bunch of different types thrown into a living situation of almost constant contact with a few weeks of serious bonding and then you scatter back to your previous existence. 

Here's a short featuring two of the principles, the writer/director/main babe of The Syriana Tate Interview, Mare Costello and sidekick, Ric Rosario....