I am thrilled, elated and joyous that the RTW Fast is catching on.
become a movement?
In late September I was informed by a reader that the day after I completed my RTW Fast, a sew-a-long inspired by my 1 year challenge started on the Pattern Review website in my absence, with many citing me as their inspiration. I was quite moved to say the least.
Just last week I learned Pattern Therapy along with thirteen other women are hosting a year-long challenge for home sewers who want to commit to ONE YEAR of sewing to build their wardrobe. The challenge is to avoid purchasing clothing beginning on April 1, 2013 and will run until March 30, 2014. Check it out here !
Now, I’d like to welcome three new RTW Fasters to my page!
I’m naming Jilly as the RTW Faster’s philosopher who by her thoughtful posts and insights naturally inspires the contemplative spirit within us all.
While I won’t go into detail about every Faster, whom you can easily find HERE, I will give you a quick summary of recent developments.
I must recognize Lorraine who has in a few months made a mammoth amount of clothes. Has she slept since beginning her fast?
Several Fasters are/have participated in challenges on websites including PR, Sew Weekly with the latest being Victoria’s Fearless February Sew Along at 10,000 Hours of Sewing!
Last but not least I’d like to recognize, Annika one of the newsest RTW Fasters from Sweden who has hit the ground running making beautiful tops.
My idea for starting the RTW Fasters page was to bring support and encouragement for those determined to give up RTW for a year in favor of sewing.
“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.” (Tecumseh) and this is one strong bundle of twigs.
I’m delighted to see other bloggers and websites taking initiatives to encourage RTW Fasting. Perhaps the strong bundle of twigs will gain the strength of a tree or even a forest and bring positive changes to the clothing industry.
Best wishes for a great remaining weekend!