While I love to sew, it is true that I don't sew all my clothes. For one reason the cost would be rather prohibitive. On the other hand, if I didn't have so many clothes, the cost wouldn't be as much. :) Yet, there is so much that I want to do!
Thrift stores will always win out on cost, and I thrift a lot of my clothes. Thrifting clothes is a great way to save money from buying new, or making it yourself. If you have the skills, thrifting is a great way to find articles of clothing that could do with a make-over. Clothes that are too big, out of date, or just not my style can be remade into something I like. (This helps curtail my sewing projects made from new materials, and save money on practical items such as skirts.)
Would I want to go back several generations where they made all their clothes? No. At the same time that they made all their clothes because it was cheaper, they would also probably have to sew them all by hand. So, no. I would either take far to long to sew, or all my clothes would fall apart. :)
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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