Well at the same time that I started sewing, my wardrobe was in terrible need of replacement. Most of my professional wardrobe was made up of clothing from my college internships and my casual clothes still spoke of my college days (a time when I had no money). Since I don't love shopping, I never make it a priority to buy new things. Sure, out of desperation I have made emergency trips to the mall to fill out my closet a bit - but things were (and still are) looking pretty bleak. With my wardrobe in this state, I still find myself thinking that there's no need to buy new clothes, I can just sew them!
|Here is the lining of the right arm, almost completely unattached.|
|Ooh, and here's the left arm, filled with holes.|
As mentioned earlier, I am stubborn, so I really want to make my next winter coat. This one can get me through this winter, but I think that it must be replaced before next year. Do you ever find yourselves in a similar situation? What would you do in my shoes?
|Yep, a Kate Spade purse. But believe me, in it's desperate state, it no longer eludes |
the luxe feeling of a name brand purse. It more or less looks like I dug
out of a dumpster.
|There are threads coming loose all over my purse.|
|That brown stripe across the top of the purse is actually the cardboard on the inside.|
Well my dear readers, please share your two cents on this topic. What are your thoughts on replacing old items with handmade goods? When do you give in and just purchase something? When do you say I can do this! and just start sewing? This has been on my mind for quite some time, so I am really interested in hearing your thoughts.
Live in this moment and love life!