Yep. As well as saying goodbye to my recent Winter alcoholism, I am going to pledge to not buy any new clothes for 2013. Right now, this sounds daunting, but I really want to do it to motivate myself to sew more and also because I do believe that the constant purchase of clothes, especially budget high-street garments is a really bad thing. So, seen as I have the know-how to do this stuff I have no excuse!
Well, here goes. I have borrowed this button and pledge from Elena Cresci at http://bit.ly/tktV04
I, Clare Szabo, take the Seamless pledge for one whole year until 1st January 2014 (gulp!). I will abstain from buying any new clothes until the end of my pledge. I will find ways to be fashionable without breaking the bank and without contributing to the cycle of fast fashion consuming the high street. I will trawl through charity shops, I will attend clothes swaps, I will look for second-hand items on eBay and I will craft my own clothes with my own two hands.
As I write about this, I feel more excited. It would be such a great achievement and would mean a wardrobe of new, unique clothes all made by me - as well as some cool charity/second hand finds that I have up-cycled. So, why not join me? I am also looking for any sewing peeps living in London that might want to meet up? Maybe do some fabric swaps or even clothes swaps?
Hope you'll join me in The Pledge or re-visit my blog to see how I am getting on. Not sure if I'll be able to keep away from the wine cupboard but I'll definitely try to stick to the pledge :)