I have taken the seamless pledge for 2012. You can do this too! Elena Cresci started this on her blog. Basically, I am not going to buy new RTW clothes for all of next year (you can choose how long you want to do this for!). I can make stuff, buy second hand items, ebay, charity shops, vintage etc but I will try super hard to avoid new things.
(Actually I don't think this will be too hard, I think I only bought a handful of items on 2011.)
Have you got any sewing resolutions for 2012?
we can't get away with anything around here..........
You are very talented Lucha so I don't think you will have any problem with this! Best wishes for 2012 - can't wait to see what you sew x
Sewsolutions are really difficult. Last year I said i'd make 10 garments. Not including UFO's I have made 25, I think I need a more challenging task this year. However I don't think my self restraint is good enough to say I won't buy any clothes or to say I will stop buying fabric dead.
I wish I could but its not realistic.
I need to think on what I would like to set as my goals but one of them is going to be making a trouser pattern I can make over and over that I know fits me nicely.
25 is slightly more than 10! That's so cool. This year I bought some jeans, a top that was basically a sorbetto (I realised after, and was very cross with myself) and cost £35, and that's about it. There may be something else I have forgotten - a suit maybe for work. That's what makes me think I can do this.
There's not way I could not buy fabric though! The other thing I am thinking about is patterns, I have loads. But I don't want to say no to patterns because Colette will have some more out in the spring I understand.... couldn't miss that....
A trouser pattern is a good one to think about.
well 'm already with the seamless pledge (it's been my goal for most of this year really)
I want to avoid second hand and charityshops too, I aim to have less but more in the sense of quality and the fact that I like it and want to wear it.
Being practicle is high on my agenda (as ever, so boring) so I want more clothes for out doors stuff, walking camping yoga ect
Also I don't want to forget I'm special and to look after myself so that a nice pretty dress is good for te soul!
So with all that I love the blogging scene and will join in with all sorts of events if it fits in with my agenda, I feel this is such good support and FUN!!
You should totally go for a Minoru Jacket from Sewholic Charlotte! I imagine it would look awesome on you and it looks like a fabulous versatile jacket for outdoors! x
I was looking at the other day, it is very cool. It also will push me out of the 'easy' range !
That jacket would be just right for you Charlotte - good call Stevie
Lots of good ideas there Charlotte, practical and pretty, I like it! xx
As if I'm only just getting round to seeing this!
*waves* Lovely to see loads of you on board for the pledge :D I'm having a whale of a time with the pledge, and it's nice to hear people are already doing it in some way. It's so much easier than I thought it'd be!
Totally agree on the underwear front - that's the only thing I'm still buying new, but I'm still trying to go for classier underwear joints rather than just Primark ;)
Primark do pants? Wow. I'm afraid I have a weird aversion to Primark, just the thought of it is making me itchy. I get my underwear from Bravissimo, being a well endowed kind of person ;0)
Glad you found your way here Elena x