285 - Susan Souza - When You Feel Like Quitting - Remember Why You Started
Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast! The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.
grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, NY. She went to the Fashion
Institute of Technology in NYC after finishing high school. She was
petrified to be going to school in the big city, but she got used
to it and loved the whole atmosphere of being in the fashion world.
Susan landed a job as an assistant designer in a children’s wear
firm in the garment center. She had no idea what her future held
for her. Susan went on vacation to Bermuda and that is where she
met my future husband. She got married and moved to Bermuda. When
she got there thought "what am I supposed to do now – there weren’t
any jobs to be had in fashion design." Susan made all of her own
clothes which included making the patterns. Years later she found
myself working in an insurance company as a Facilities
Administrator and I really missed being creative. A few years ago
Susan found Workroom Tech online and thought it would be fun to
take a few classes – something different. It took her a while
before she actually decided to follow through with making pillows,
cushions, and window treatments. Susan's knowledge of patternmaking
has come in handy with drafting some of the window treatments. For
now, she is working two jobs and will eventually have to make a
decision on which one she wants to continue with.
An interview-style podcast with people in the Custom Window Treatment and Soft Home Furnishings industry. Ceil interviews business owners to find out their strengths, their challenges and advice they have for other business owners.