June was filled with the painfully detailed and slow but necessary tweaking on the patterns with back and forth between Sew Co and myself to get those first five blouses ready to cut and sew. I am very excited to report that last week they began production on those first five blouses. This also meant that I only picked back up with work on the next 6 blouses last week – but I will now be focusing on those and hope to make good progress fitting and finalizing those patterns so we can get a next batch out to Sew Co.

I will also share honestly that it makes me nervous and anxious to know that these blouses are being produced as I write at Sew Co. I don’t know how it will go producing those first five in a factory setting. I don’t know how much time it will take. And of course, that is the point – it is a test. An experiment. And yet – it is a real exercise to let the work go – put it in someone else’s hands and digest that no amount of worrying about it is going to have any impact on the product. It is out of my hands. I’ve been thinking about how disciplined we have to be with our minds when we take these leaps – because the fear and anxiety can take such a toll. When really we never are in control and we take risks and do the work anyways.

So here’s to taking risks and surrendering our work to God/the universe.

Thank you for all your support.

Go, fight, win.