The first production of the Athletic Polos has completed, as slowly as it started. I really like to plan things to start on time and finish on time, like clockwork, as expected, no surprises. That did not happen and I had to find my patience.
Since I wasn't sewing the shirts myself (not in my skillset,) I had to rely on the manufacturer I so carefully chose. Their quality and communication kept me happy while I waited (chanting about some things are worth waiting for....) They did send the first round of my order almost on time. These are the shirts I pre-sold and I was able to fill those orders to get a lot of shirts out into the world, which was very exciting!
What dragged on, with slight panic setting in, was the wait for the second round of this initial production run. I still had some sizes available in a few patterns, but not everything for everyone. I spent the summer sadly asking people to hold on, please wait for the backordered shirts that were due in early August, then mid August, late August, etc. It was embarrassing and agonizing! (Thank you to those who waited!)
Now that all the styles and prints are in stock (until they are sold :)) I am focusing on the next collection. I'm going to explore new patterns, possibly solids and maybe some other items. In the meantime, please wear and share Her Riding Habit @herridinghabit !