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Challenges and Pledges

Some of you may have noticed the lovely blue button now sitting on the righthand side of my blog. Let’s not talk about how long I took to get it there. That’s not important. What is important, is that this button signifies possibly the most difficult of my New Year’s resolutions – not to buy any new clothes this year. Actually, when I made this resolution, I didn’t know it was a “thing”. To me, it was a natural progression of my sewing ambitions, and also, a way to save money. But, it turns out a lot of people (at least, in the sewing blogosphere) are doing it, and it’s called the Seamless Pledge.

The pledge may mean different things to different people, and that’s fine, but I have my own little rules surrounding it. As mentioned, I’m not buying any new clothing – if I can make it myself. This means I’m allowed to buy bras, jeans, tights and shoes. Although let it be known I am totally up for making my own bras, once I’ve done some more reading up on it. Secondhand clothing is allowed, as it’s recycling, and recycling can never be bad, yes? That said, I am trying to cut back on thrift store purchases too, because I am trying to ask myself the big question, “Do I really need that?” before I buy things these days. Turns out, most of the time I don’t.

In other news, I’ve also been thinking about my next sewing projects, which include a certain Mad Men Challenge, and a swimsuit for my upcoming Vegas trip!

I also have to say a big thank you to all the lovely people who have told me that they saw my blog, and complimented me on my French dress. I’m accustomed to writing for an audience of no one, and it was so flattering to me that people had taken the time to look at my little piece of the internet. So thank you again, and I hope you keep following me on my sewing adventures! ^_^

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