I’m ending the first month of my one year promise to make and not buy clothes with ruffles!
Around a year ago I saw these beautiful tops on the LaRoque website.
When I recently discovered this Simplicity pattern I thought I had a close match and decided to put my newly learned Cal Patch skills to work. I spent $9.00 on this pattern solely for the neckline and the ruffle – definitely a worthwhile investment. I’ve had the fabric so long I don’t remember where it came from.
During the month of September, I’ve made 3 tops in varying shades of brown, gold and black. It wasn’t intentional, but since my family roots for the Wofford College Terriers whose colors are black and gold, I’ll be dressed in school colors for every occasion.
My first month away from buying clothes has been refreshing to my psyche and my bank account. I’ve added eight items to my wardrobe for $65.00. When I compare this to last month’s extravagance, I have a sense of accomplishment rather than guilt. While there are no Valentinos, Millys, Lillys, or Kates gracing this month’s collection of miscellaneous garments, there is the underlying satisfaction that accompanies independence. My sewing is improving too………
Have a great weekend!