As you may have noticed from a recent post, I have delved back into the world of – sewing. Yes actually sewing. Part of me can’t believe I had such a long hiatus. But now, I feel as though I am back into the saddle of the [hobby] horse.
And then I got to thinking… What would happen if I set myself a challenge for 2014? Something along the lines forbidding myself to buy any dresses? And skirts? And instead, if I want a new skirt or dress, I have to make it myself. Is this insane?
Some of my fave bloggers are those who have set themselves a number of challenges in 2013 (Julie, who not only gave up shopping for an entire year but also did the 30 pieces 30 days challenge at least twice, and Anna, who set herself to a variety of challenges including 30 days of threadless tees and 30 days of dresses). Not that I need any new dresses anyways. I can think of at least 3 in my closet right now that I have never worn, and several more than that which have never actually been featured yet… So do I need any more dresses? No. This way, I might be encouraging myself to be more thoughtful about my wardrobe, get better quality and not just buy something that is cheap. Also encouraging patience AND improving my dressmaking skills.
I think this would be a pretty worthy and interesting challenge. I will allow myself 1 freebie – so I can buy 1 skirt and 1 dress in 2014 (I’m allowing myself this one consolation because 1. I will be graduating and I may want to buy myself a graduation dress and 2. D and I do have a big trip planned in a part of the world where there will be some phenomenal shopping so I don’t want to be too harsh on myself). I can buy other items, of course. And fabric! I can definitely buy fabric. But I really ought to try and use up my existing stash first.
So readers, what do you think? Um, also, can you help me come up with a clever and witty name for this slightly crazy and possibly overly ambitious sewing endeavor?