Do you always make a test version of your dressmaking projects in a cheap fabric?
Are you a maker of wearable muslins? Ie the prototype of a new pattern just to see how it works, sewn up in something cheap and cheerful in case you mess it up!
- You’re almost setting yourself to accept failure by not committing to the good stuff, and that’s a bad mind-set for dressmaking. Mistakes are part of the process
- I make so I can have more choice about fabric quality. Using cheap fabric means I might as well have gone the ready to wear route
- Aside from the waste of my time, I have contributed to a disposable fashion, this piece won’t become a staple part of my wardrobe and that is a waste of resources and isn’t at all sustainable
Good fabric in a pile in a cupboard is wasted! What’s the point of fabric if it’s not used, piles and piles of fabric is really just hoarding. Who knows what’s around the corner, a friend of mine recently lost all her precious stash in a house fire. She regrets not using all her “lovelies” when she had a chance!
What do you think? I’d love to know, do leave your thoughts in the comments.
Happy stitching CL:)
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