The problem with sewing as much as you want

The only problem with sewing as much as you want is that you end up with lots of stuff. Lots of garments you loved to think about, plan out, and make reality.

But how much stuff does one need?

Not so much, I think.

When putting back in storage (finally!) my winter clothes and reviewing my possessions (which I am trying to keep to a certain minimum that still lets me discover new combinations and garments I love and not worn in a while), I realised I have a bit more than I really need.

Do I love everything I sew? I care for all of them, because I made them and I liked making them, but If I could give them away to someone who would enjoy them as much as I do, I would be just as happy. But I don’t feel like giving them away to someone who doesn’t understand their value. Do you know what I mean?

So what do you do with the too many garments you make every season? Do you keep them all? Do you have a friend with similar fashion taste to give them to? Do you just donate them?

I am also curious, what do you love most, the process of sewing or the final result?

 

 

 

  • I feel the same! I have so many pins on my to-sew list, and I often see outfits I would like to make, worn by others. However I realise that while it is inspiring, I don’t have to create the same thing and own it. It’s enough that it is OUT THERE even if I don’t have it. At the end I try to create garments based in my needs.

    I have a few friends that appreciate what goes into making a garment, so sometimes I pass along garments to them. Additionally I’m trying to get better at letting go of my hand mades if they no longer fit or serve a purpose in my closet. I keep a box of old me made I no longer wear but still like to look at from time to time.

    • It sounds very wise, what you say about being ok with loving a thing and not HAVING to make it and own it. I like the idea of the box of magical things you look at from time to time!

    • It sounds very wise, what you say about being ok with loving a thing and not HAVING to make it and own it. I like the idea of the box of magical things you look at from time to time!