In 2017, I decided not to buy any clothes for an entire year and I freaking did it! So I’m upping the ante for 2018 – NO BUYING FABRIC.
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This challenge has several purposes: cut down on my fabric spending habit to save money, bust through more of my fabric stash, and push myself in a more creative direction.
Giving myself some parameters, AND sort of a “Fat Tuesday” or “Last Meal” before this whole shebang starts.
1) No purchasing fabric from a retail store or online for all of 2018
2) CAN purchase textiles from a store or clothing at a thrift shop for repurposing – it just can’t be straight up cuts of fabric
3) Okay to receive fabric, but for every cut of fabric given to me – I must gift a cut to someone else (preferably a sewing buddy)
4) Before the fabric challenge starts on January 1st, I can purchase $100 in fabric to prepare for the year ahead (okay, well maybe $150…)
5) Monthly budget of $50 for sewing notions, trim (lace is okay), supplies, items/textiles for upcycling and repurposing
Of course, I will be doing my best to continue not buying any clothes this next year as well.
The only item of clothing that I could see needing and not be able to make (yet) are bras. Mine are in okay shape, so hopefully I can get through 2018 without needing any.
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