cutting costs, cutting fabric
It seems like there’s never enough money for all the things I want, but the last year has really been tight. I spend so much on computer & camera-related stuff and fixing the house there doesn’t seem to be much left over for new clothes. We have a dress code at work, so I can’t resort to wearing my still-in-good-shape t-shirts, and patches and stains on clothes aren’t really considered “business” attire. I’m just hard on things.
I’ve been visiting the local thrift store with less and less sucess of late. I don’t know why all the nicest clothes have to be a size 6! I had bought about a dozen sewing patterns two years ago when they were on sale for $2 apiece, and decided to dig them out and give home sewing another shot. I got enough fabric for two tops and have been working on the first one. It’s a “Kwik Sew” pattern, no buttons, no zippers, no darts. The hardest and most time-consuming part of the process is cutting the fabric, and that’s done. Yaay. I’m hoping the rest is truly a “kwik” process. And in the meantime I’m also satisfying my artistic bent.
Hours later: ta daaah. Here is the finished project. As usual I underestimated the time needed for completion. oh well, the Star Trek movie can wait til next weekend.