Well, I made these orange/red pique pants from fabric in my stash using this wonderful Style Arc pattern again . The pants turned out great, but sadly I have
n o t h i n g
but a couple of white tops to wear with them.
I’m going to consider this unadorned photo a blank canvas – maybe like one of those paper dolls you cut out and dress up with different clothes.
As I enter my seventh month of abstention from buying RTW clothes, I am astonished at what a rut I was in even though I spent so much money buying clothes. I bought the same thing over and over and over.
The time I spend browsing these days on the Saks, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Pinterest and other websites has opened my eyes to styles I would have overlooked, and the small amount of money I’ve invested in each sewing project has spurred me on to try new colors and styles. For instance, I would have never considered this color combination of separates.
Several people have written to me expressing an interest in giving up Ready to Wear for a year.
I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND IT,
and I believe this fast from shopping for clothes has released me from the repetitive purchases I was making.
G O F O R I T ! !