When I first returned to sewing almost three years ago, that was my goal. For awhile, I was sewing all of my own clothing.
Then I realized I was missing out on some good stuff!
I now enjoy mixing my sewn items with purchased items. The items I buy are often gently used, usually funky, and often something that would be difficult (if not impossible) to make. I check out funky boutiques, consignment stores, ebay, art festivals.
Take today, for example.
A boutique I like near Union Square, KatiKoos, featured some great Polish sweaters on their Facebook page. (They also have a newsletter you can subscribe to, but often the clothes she posts on Facebook sell out so fast they never make it to the newsletter.) I decided to take a quick visit this morning to check them out.
I also saw a great silk scarf.
(The rest of the clothing is mine.)
Unfortunately, both pieces were out of my clothing budget, so I left them behind. But these are the sorts of garment I keep my eye out for.
Do you sew all of your clothing?
This weekend I'm making a pair of pants. You might be happy to hear that I'm taking a break from the knit tops. :)