On August 31, 2011 I gave up buying clothes for a year and vowed to make my clothes instead.
As a mother to two fashionable daughters, I was no stranger to shopping for clothes. From baby clothes to upscale fashions, shopping for clothes had dominated my checkbook for decades.
During my year of sewing I made 64 garments, saved thousands of dollars, and received countless compliments on my clothes from people who did not know my story. Two weeks after I concluded my year of abstaining from buying ready-to-wear clothing, Mood Fabrics, Project Runway’s go-to fabric store announced a sewing network of nine bloggers of which I was one.
Honored beyond belief to be on the Mood Fabrics team, I continue to work on my skills and promote sewing clothes.
If you can read a recipe
you can read a pattern.
If you can drive a car
you can operate a sewing machine.
If you can shop