I think this has been percolating around in the subconscious nooks and crannies of my mind for a while, and while skimming through one of the sewing boards tonight a thread titled 'Why do you sew?' caught my eye.
I was skimming, so I didn't dig into it, but I suddenly thought, 'So I am not at the mercy of the fashion industry.'
I may save some money, now that the initial investments are pretty much paid off, but that really isn't my main motivation.
I want to be able to sew a 20-year out of style blouse if I want to.
I want to be able to make a new garment in a color that suits me...whether or not Pantone likes it.
I want to be able to have clothes fit the way I want them to, not the way a bottom-line conscious off-shore garment manufacturer believes is good enough.
I want to be reasonably sure the buttons won't fall off the first time I wear the garment.
Basically, I want to dress myself...not be reliant on someone else to do it.
So, how 'bout you? Any one else sew primarily because you want to be your own fashion boss? ;)