At the beginning of the year, I announced that I was going to make my own clothes as part of a journey to sew a handmade wardrobe.
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So how’s that all going?
Can women truly make their own clothes instead of shopping at the mall or online from fast fashion companies?
The goal was to not buy any new clothing – anything new had to be made / sewn.
I’m fine with wearing RTW clothes I already own, since at this point it’s a “sunk cost.”
Since starting this project, I’ve made tops, dresses, leggings, lounge wear, and even UNDERWEAR. I’d still like to try and attempt a swimsuit, some warmer clothing like pants and fall/winter dresses/suiting.
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With less than 5 months left, I can safely say I should be able to get through that time period without any issues. Besides clothing, I have not even bought any shoes or accessories.
My RTW bras are still in decent shape (I know, I haven’t made a bra yet!), and I rarely wear socks – so those have not worn out.
If you’re considering embarking on your own journey to streamline your closet and avoid fast fashion, it’s entirely possible. Being apart of the slow fashion movement feels incredibly meaningful, and it’s fun to sew your own clothes.
Another thing I’ve learned is that I really DON’T need as much stuff as I previously thought I did.
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