Like everyone else, I am so inspired and uplifted by your post. Good for you! The blouse looks so sleek and modern and interesting. Can't wait to see your other creations!

I am at turns excited, empathetic, and ready to make an order. I think you have made a wonderful decision and am glad you pulled yourself through your depression (also know about that). Will be very happy to read about your progress and see your designs whenever you are able.

Cool and fascinating design - the one piece cut... that will occupy my mind for awhile!

Great to see you post. Love the look of the shirt. I don't understand the design but I like the result. I look forward to hearing more about your designs.
Great glasses and I like your hair overgrown. Glad you are feeling better.

So glad that you are feeling better and very happy that you are willing to share about something that many people keep private. Public awareness goes a long way to reduce stigma for anyone who is struggling with depression. I love your new business idea and wish you the best. Your top is a wow! I hope you share more of your work as your plans develop.

Fabulous! Best wishes for your health and new adventure!

Wow! How exciting and inspiring! I wish you luck and look forward to hearing more. Love the shirt, especially the interesting sleeve details. You go girl!

Congratulations on your exciting decision!
You look great, the top looks stylish and unique and please keep us in touch with where you are at!

I love your creation! It is evident you are very talented. And I am full of admiration for your decision to turn your passion into a business venture. If there is any way I can help you on your journey, let me know.

It's so good to see you here again. Sorry you were battling depression, but I'm glad to hear you're feeling much better and have the energy and excitement to embark on this new venture. You are so talented with designing and creating amazing clothes. It's great you can take this chance to pursue your real passion.
The blouse is really cool! Love your new specs, too.

Congratulations on this new path. It sounds like your steps along the way were all to get you right here!

Wishing you all the very best! The shirt is really gorgeous and very cool looking in an understated way. Hope I am not jumping the gun, but will there be an online store??

It's good to "see" you again! I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor. Your work is wonderful and I admire your ability to take steps towards living your passion.

Love the architectural shape and crispness of the cropped shirt. You are well on your way into a new chapter, which I hope brings you much joy and success!

Thanks so much for all the positive vibes and good wishes. I know for sure I'm going to need them!

You're all so very generous with your feedback that I may be tempted to post once in a while for advice on product development, branding and even pricing. I'm pretty sure I can do this, but as I say, it's all very daunting at the moment.

skylurker, cute video! And with Kraftwerk, one of my favourite bands ever

Staysfit, thanks for that. This really is only a fraction of the story. I'm pondering a detailed post off-topic, because I feel as strongly as you do that these things are unnecessarily stigmatised. But it can be hard to share something so deeply personal, particularly when recovery is an ongoing process.

Deborah, shevia, I do plan to sell online. I'll be setting up on Etsy to begin with and I'll let you know when I have some things listed.

Thanks everyone else for your thoughtful responses. I'm quite overwhelmed. In a good way

Amazing life start! I'm thrilled for you and your new direction and to see that you've moved through the process to find your creative self. I'll be watching and, perhaps, buying! Congratulations, Approprio!

I am so happy for you! It is a big step but doing something you love and aspire to is the best gift we can give to ourselves.
The shirt looks wonderful and the new cutting technique sounds promising. I wish your new business to take off and soar to the new heights, Liz!

I did see this post from you a while back, but I was on holiday and didn't get a chance to reply. I'm glad to now though... I'm so very pleased for you Liz. What a fantastic and exciting venture! I'm very intrigued by the sewing methods that you plan on using and pleased to hear that you want to use fine fabrics for your garments as I do love me a good fabric :). It sounds wonderful. All the best. x