One of the biggest pitfalls in being a designer/pattern maker is the making and testing of sewing patterns, and the continual accumulation of sample garments related to these patterns. For the on-going operation of my business I have to make these samples to test my patterns. But personally I don't really ever need more clothes, but many of these samples end up in my wardrobe. Many designers have regular sample sales to pass on these items to a more useful end or send them to the local charity shop for resale. Clearly I'm having trouble distinguishing between personal clothing needs and the output of my creative work.