Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ready to Wear Fasting

I have joined a group of dedicated sewers who have made a pledge not to buy Ready-to-Wear  (RTW) clothing for one year in favor of making their clothes!  (with the exception of our underwear, shoes and accessories).
This is the brain child of Sarah at Goodbye Valentino, whose story many of us can relate to.

Whilst I'm not one to shy away from a good day shopping this will just be in the fabric stores instead of the clothing stores.  Although a visit to the clothing shops is always good for the inspiration, and checking out the construction techniques used.

While we're speaking of shopping, Global Fabrics have a 50% Off Sale for the next few days (stores in NZ and OZ).   I love this fabric store, it has an array of fabrics that I don't see in other stores and have a focus on natural organic fabric.
The fabric for my recent Milia dress was purchased on sale for just $8.00 per metre down from $16.00 per metre.  I also purchased another piece of fabric which I am currently making into a Cambie Dress and some lovely silk organza to use for the interlining.

I'm itching to get back to the store before the sale ends this weekend.

I hope you will join and support me in my journey of RTW Fasting this year.


  1. I'm in! I just joined today.

    1. Firstly, thanks Jane for being the first person to comment on my blog (so excited). We can say we joined RTW Fasting at the same time, as I only joined a week ago, despite not have brought any RTW at all this year. Looking for to sharing this journey with you.