Part of my process of cleaning and re-organizing my sewing room is keeping up with mending. I also believe that we have a responsibility to try and keep our clothing in repair and not just throw them out. For example it takes 2000 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans and many of those found today are not of good quality.
Our Past President Lorna McKillip recently found a lovely and humorous poem called Thirteen Ways of Looking a Pattern, from the Dress a Day blog by Erin McKean, and wanted to share it with our members. As a poet and sewist sharing Lorna’s story on her behalf, I have to agree, though I don’t think you have to be either to draw the same conclusions.
I had several “holes” in my wardrobe and many of those were tops to go with sweaters, jackets and other garments I already had or had plans to make. I had made t-shirts to go with other things and they were all the wrong colours and/or all too big.