I'm going into this holiday season with a lot of fabric and color choices in the shop. My theory has always been the more choice the better because something may catch someone's eye in one print that might not in another. Or someone may be a pink person and all I have is green. I don't want to narrow myself down to just one thing.
On the other hand, this can be exhausting and time-consuming work. Matching prints and colors for new items takes probably more time than anything because it has to look just right. Part of the problem is that I love fabric, and when I see something, I have to have it. This leaves me with a lot of choices, so I've been debating picking a handful of prints and buying yardage and offering those prints for a season. Then switching it up with new fabrics, like an actual business with an actual collection.
The huge problem with this is I don't know if what I decide to pick is what the customer is going to like. I'm also afraid that it would make my shop look too boring. One of my in-person craft show shoppers told me I had happy fabric choices. I like that. So, the debate is whether making it easier on myself is better, or whether it's best to just keep on the way I am.
As a customer, do you like more choice, or does that make it more confusing?