Well, I went and got myself a job. Which, while it will take time away from my sewing projects, will afford me the means to continue creating with less reliance on commissions! So, while it'll take me longer to complete a garment, I can get the materials and equipment to do some truly impressive stuff (like my pipe dream of constructing a garment from scratch, starting with loose wool off the sheep, finishing with an apron dress or something to that effect, using methods as close to period-accurate as possible).