About Me

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, you can SEW.

Sarah Gunn

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 FabricsProject Runway’s go-to fabric store announced a sewing network of nine bloggers of which I was one.

Honored to be a part of the Mood Fabrics team, I’ve continued to work on my skills and promote sewing clothes.

On January 1, 2014 I was joined by hundreds of sewists across the globe for another year long Ready-t0-Wear Fast.  Follow  here!

On August 31, 2011 I gave up buying clothes for a year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Find out more!

  • Renee Wessel
    Posted at 03:05h, 16 January Reply

    I really love your style. I have been sewing for 50 years, but have been doing mostly alterations of consignment shop and thrift shop purchases . I have had a love hate relationship with patterns and the way they fit my 60+ body multi size body. You have inspired me to buy a bolt of muslim, trying out patterns, and get back into sewing my own garments. again.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 13:05h, 18 January Reply

      What a lovely comment, Renee! I followed the Nike advice and just did it. Learning to fit myself has been one of the greatest things I’ve done for myself, and I hope once you start sewing again you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. :)

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