One Month Down!

Hurray!  I've made it one whole month (nearly two! - I kinda started in September) with my project.  The only clothing-related items I've purchased were some boots (totally allowed) and some tights (also totally allowed)!

I've learned a couple things along the way too - first of all being to have a plan.  I've been pretty lazy with the planning side of things for this project, and it's kind of slowing me down at this point.  Instead of carefully planning out my wardrobe, I've been sewing things kind of willy-nilly, not taking into account what I really need.  It's also a bit daunting getting started on a project, or picking one to actually start when I have a bunch of ideas and no direction.

I have also been meaning to get down to the numbers and sort out my budgeting for this project.  I had originally intended to share the amount of money I spend each month on fabric and compare it to what I spent last year on clothing.  Well... when looking at the numbers I realized that I spent way too much money this month on fabric and I'm not entirely comfortable with sharing that number with strangers on the internet (sorry!).  I'll hopefully be able to break down what I spent on each project since I haven't used up all the fabric purchased in the month of October.  That number will probably be a bit more manageable and easier to share :)

The past week or two have been a bit slow sewing-wise, sorry I haven't had much to share lately!  Work has been really stressful, and I just went under for gum surgery yesterday.  Looks like I won't be getting much done this weekend either!  Work things will hopefully calm own soon, I'll get myself organized (for real this time) and sewing things will pick up soon.  It's also kind of a nightmare trying to take pictures of myself outside.  Guess I'll just have to get more comfortable with it, or get my husband to give me a hand.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below!  It's been great finding all sorts of other sewing bloggers around the internet, and I have been so inspired by all the amazing work out there.  It is super cool to be a (small) part of the growing sewing and slow fashion movement, and I'm excited to see where things go!

Happy sewing!


  1. Despite not sewing much the past couple of weeks, congratulations on getting through one month of not buying any clothes! I'm hopeful to start sewing stuff for myself soon. I don't buy many store bought clothes because I don't need to go into an office every day, but I'd love to be able to make my own pieces so that things actually *fit*!

    I'm really enjoying your blog and good luck on the coming 11 months of sewing!

    1. Thank you! It really has been great staying out of the mall. I haven't really had any urge to get out and go shopping either - except for fabric :)

      Best of luck with your future sewing projects!