votrechien - 9:04 pm on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
First things first, your business is about a product supported through a website, not a website supported by a product (many people forget this). You can put up a crap website with a few pictures and a phone number, and if your product is great, people will order. The same is not conversely true (a great website with a crap product).
Unless you have a budget in the tens of thousands, there is absolutely no way you can have your own textiles manufactured dictated by your patterns. Even if you have tens of thousands of dollars, don't do it- you'll be stuck with a bedroom full of bedroom dresses that you likely won't be able to sell. Check out my blog www.ChineseImporting.com - it gives some good advice for importing from China.
If you're hooked on selling textiles, as someone else pointed out, sell pre-made textiles, not custom. With that being said, textiles are one of the biggest blood baths you can get into (right up there with restaurants). Get more niched.