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The Journal

  • Sheets!
  • Post author
    Alistair Birrell

Sheets!

Sheets!

Sheeting is something I've dreamed of doing since beginning Mr. Draper just over a year and half ago. While it doesn't seem that long ago, I have learned so much already, mostly through a bunch of trial and error but also through getting out there and talking to folks about what makes good bedding.

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Six Months In

Things have been as busy as ever, the year is rocketing by and it’s getting colder. I’m remembering what a Melbourne winter is like. I started Mr Draper just over six months ago and I’m having a little bit of a reality check as to how the business is growing.

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New Fabric

This new fabric is a shift in direction and strategy for me. I originally aimed to use locally sourced fabrics (jobs ends - the left over fabric from a larger production run). Using this leftover fabric worked (in theory) in that it was sourced locally and ‘should’ have been of a good quality and price point.

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  • 2015
  • Post author
    Alistair Birrell

2015

It's nearly February and 2015 is well and truly upon us. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few weeks, to share my vision for what I want to achieve this year. 

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Pencil Case

The best and worst thing about running your own business is that you get to do everything. With all the cool fun stuff, there is also all the accounting and admin. It seems wherever I go, my old buddy MS Excel is always waiting with un-fun jobs…

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  • Cushions
  • Post author
    Alistair Birrell

Cushions

One of the advantages of being a little local maker is that I can make items to order. I don’t charge anymore to custom make items in my range. In the end, it is the same amount of fabric, the same pattern squares and the same amount of sewing as a regular item.

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