Being self-sufficient means that you have to develop a lot of skills. Sewing, knitting, crocheting are all skills that are not that difficult to learn (she says, cavalierly) and will save you a lot of time and money. Or, at least, a lot of money! I was only a so-so student in Home Economic class (what is it called these days? Domestic Engineering?) To my teenaged mind, basting everything first and THEN sewing it was redundant. And a waste of time. So, of course, I refused and did it my own way. I may have only garnered Cs, but all of my projects turned out just fine. Pfffffft.
Up for grabs today: SEW U, The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe.
Topic for today's comment: What was your biggest sewing/knitting/crocheting disaster/challenge? Mine was deciding to make a lined, wool fitted jacket with about 20 buttons when I was a junior in highschool. Without a buttonholer, mind you. I basically sewed the entire thing by hand, including the buttonholes. Those were the days when I could actually focus!
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