A year without buying clothes

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My new year’s resolutions are normally pretty lame….floss everyday, exercise three days a week, you get the idea. This year, though, I stepped it up and resolved to not buy any clothes in 2015. My goal was made with the intention to reduce my consumption, and lessen my reliance on/addiction to fast fashion. (See more about my thoughts on why I sew here.) Here we are, at the end of 2015, and I wanted to check in with how I did.  Continue reading

Why I sew

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but one of my goals for 2015 is to not buy any clothing. I am making anything I need instead of going out and buying it. I frequently get asked why I sew, so I figured I’d put it down on paper, so to speak.  There are a couple of different reasons that I sew: flow, consumerism, and choice and fit.  Continue reading