1. No more crappy poly t-shirts. While these were great for learning, they both make me sweat more and then hold the smell. Some of them are getting legit bad. I'll use up any halfway decent fabrics that are still in my stash, but any new t-shirt fabric needs to be at least some sort of blend. If anyone has a good source for cotton or bamboo knits, let me know.
|Polka dot Renfrew, I'm looking at you.|
|The failure that was my last attempt to sew a woven top.|
|This pattern is going down. Soon.|
Since learning to sew, I really haven't bought much RTW at all, but also haven't been sewing at a high enough rate to replace the clothes as they get destroyed. (I work in an organic chemistry lab; clothes do not last for a "normal" lifetime before they become unwearable.) So wearable clothes are starting to get thin on the ground. If I give myself permission to sew whatever I want, then use my super thrifting skills to restock my wardrobe in a sustainable way, I think that would be the best of both worlds. The longer I sew, the more I think about defining my style, but I can't sew fast enough to bring it to fruition. If sewing becomes a burden to be restocking my everyday wardrobe, it loses some of the fun for me. The fact that I can sew also opens up the option of reworking thrifted garments, which is (usually) much faster than starting from scratch, and as I've said before, was my first crafting love.
So moving forward, the new approach is to focus more on getting more clothes I love into the closet in any manner possible. Expect to see more reconstructions. Once I feel like I'm not constantly scrambling to find decent outfits, I can settle back and sew exactly what I feel like, with no guilt about making things that may or may not even get worn. Time to get started! :D