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"Why buy clothes, when you can make them…?"

So said the lovely Esther B. last weekend. She had just shown me a funky hoodie that she had sewn for herself.

I tend to agree. Especially as I am born of a woman who made most of my clothes when I was little. (I inherited her skills, but over the past few years, I have been too lazy to use them.)

Last week I finally bought a sewing machine. (Walmart has decent prices.) I opened the box yesterday.

As I said, I know how to sew. I’m just…Hesitant. In opening the box, I have committed to using its contents.

Meanwhile, in my head I have committed to making more of my clothes. And gifts. I’m looking forward to getting started!!

With babies and pregnant ladies everywhere I turn, I have decided that this will be my next book.

I’ve seen it in person at least once. It looks like it’ll be fun!!

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2 thoughts on “"Why buy clothes, when you can make them…?"

  1. Lisa says:

    do it do it do it!!!

    I get a little chicken every time I approach my sewing machine, actually — but that makes it all the more satisfying when you’ve produced a garment.

  2. dalia says:

    i’m getting my singer soon. can’t wait! i have no idea where i’ll put it, but i look forward to making my own clothes – or, at the very least, wearing the ones that have been hanging in my closet unworn because they are in need of repair or alteration.

    my mom made all my clothes when i was little, too, and i was one of the best-dressed kids in school. šŸ™‚ DIY rocks!

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