Seam Allowance

I am very excited for the party kicking off the Seam Allowance program this Saturday from 3-6pm at A Verb For Keeping Warm. I am intrigued by the idea of making 25% of my own clothing mostly as a personal challenge to see if I can do it.

It will force me to go through my closet (I suspect I only wear 50% of what’s there) and purge. Going forward I hope to make better choices, including supporting more locally owned businesses like yarn and fabric shops. My idea is that I will sew a few basic garments that will compliment my sweaters so I know whatever I throw on when I get dressed in the morning will work.

That’s the plan anyway. Stay tuned and join in if you want!

p.s. That’s Anna in Tahki Ripple above, I’m planning on sewing a tank dress in Alabama Chanin organic cotton jersey to wear under her.


1 Comment

  1. What a great idea! I think I will take on this challenge as I have always wanted to make more of my own clothing. I already have lived for the past few years with the following wardrobe guidelines:

    1 – Support local clothing shops that are conscious of the designers and clothing they sell – i.e. organic, local, non-sweatshop, etc.

    2 – Buy used clothing at consignment shops, etc. when possible. This is a great way to recycle!

    3 – For EVERY article of clothing (including footwear) that I purchase – whether it is used or new – I remove a similar article from my closet and pass it on (either to family, friend, charity, or consignment).

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