A funny thing happens when sewers quit buying clothes…… they become very clothes conscious. At least that is what’s going on with the RTW Fasters, and it certainly happened with me. I became obsessed with all things clothes.
I recently asked the Fasters to briefly comment on the experience so far and to date no one said they miss shopping for clothes – quite the opposite. Many have expressed a new sense of freedom as shopping for RTW is becoming a distant memory.
So what are they doing?
Robin bought a practically new Bernina Artista 200 last month and is all over the place making skirts, pjs, tops and more.
Andi has been knitting.
Jillian experienced a bad cat bite while cutting a muslin, She has been unable to sew but has been organizing her sewing room.
Lorraine (featured at the top of post) has been producing – big time. Skirts, tops and more skirt and more tops.
Jenna makes pjs for Christmas gifts. We know what she has been doing.
Would you look at Teri!
Something tells me she’s going to keep on sewing after her year is up.
Joy is working on a post about wardrobe planning and has completed three tops.
Jean has made tops galore from her stash! I was unable to download her tops but please visit her online album.
Carola is currently working on a skirt block (along with an excel spreadsheet to help with her calculations) which she is happy to share with anyone who is interested. She has also completed several adorable garments.
I’m crowning Cissie Ms. Goodbye Valentino 2012 for making this jaw dropping Valentino dress.
Cissie worked on this dress in a class with Susan Khalje this fall but completed it at home – indeed a labor of love, but very much worth the effort. I’m quite envious of the whole scenario here! Currently, Cissie is working on a brocade jacket.
November found Barbara celebrating her birthday during the entire month! She received a new serger and has been sewing, sewing, sewing. Check out her red skinnies!
I’m always fascinated with the results of people who decide to take a different path in life, and yes, the RTW fast is a different path. We never know where creative endeavors will lead us, but I firmly believe it is always to a better place.
As for me………. I had the good fortune to take another trip to New York last week! This one had been planned for several months and will be my last for a while, but look who I bumped into at Mood Fabrics!
Now that I’m back home facing the Christmas frenzy I’ve concluded sewing will be my salvation during the holiday madness. I hope everyone is off to a good start to the holiday season this month and I hope to have a project of my own to share soon!
Best wishes to all :)