Winter Lights


Winter Lights Clothing & Accessories is an awesome, and unique clothing shop that caters to the curvier girls. Between the Elliot Smith pendants, and corset riddled skirts its hard not to absolutely LOVE this shop. Winter Lights also specializes in made to order corsets in any size, and style.



Interview

How long have you been crafting for?

I've been sewing for nearly a decade, and I've dabbled in other crafts since I was a little kid.

What is the inspiration behind your designs?

Ah, so many things! From random girls I see on the street who are dressed unlike anyone else and emit immense self-confidence to styles such as romantic gothic, pin-up, rockabilly, kawaii, gothic lolita, etc. Anything both sweet and dark is just perfection in my eyes.

What made you decide to start selling your products online?

It was after I fell in love with a lot of diy-ers on Craftster.org and saw that many of them started selling their stuff online that I got the idea in the first place. I was so excited for them and was eager to try my hand at selling too.

Hardest thing about selling online?

It can be discouraging, especially when you're first starting out, to try, try, try without many sales. It's also not very lucrative. As the adage goes, you've got to spend money to make money, and that's very true in this case.

Easiest thing about selling online?

Reveling in the positive feedback! It's the wonderful customers (even the "window shoppers" too) who tell me how thrilled they are to have found a seller who caters to their size. That makes any of the hard stuff so worth it!

Favorite site to sell on?

ETSY.COM!!!!!

Favorite Craft related site?

I will always say that Craftster.org is THE place that taught me how to sew. It's full of diy-ers of every age, style and skill level, and so many of them are more than willing to help novices out. I can't say enough about it!

Tips for new sellers?

As trite as it sounds, you can't give up! I only got 1 sale per month for the longest time until things started picking up. You really do have to follow through with it and keep improving your shop/website and plugging away at it until you start reeping the rewards, so to speak. It will be worth it!


Anything else?

Yes! Join DIYscene.com!

1 comments:

Suzanne said...

I heart Winter Lights!

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