All stitched up I've mentioned how I made a commitment at the end of 2014 to purchase clothing made in
America and limit my other purchases to American made as well. So you may wonder what I'm wearing. *Full disclosure I do have plenty of items in my closet that were not made in America and those had either previously been purchased or have been given to me as a gift. As far as gifts I have tried really hard to purchase items made in America such as DVDs, books or else make the gift. I have recently become diligent in purging my closet and have cleared out about 2 trash bags. My hubby was excited, I believe his love language is rooted in clearing out. This switch was much easier to make after a serendipitous meeting with Becca Duval of, Free Notion, in my sons preschool class. Becca introduced me to a world of indie designers. It's through the various designers that I have truly been able to switch to "made by me" clothing. You see as a design major I did plenty of designing, pattern making and sourcing but sewing was not my biggest strength. It certainly requires practice and after a year of almost daily sewing practice I have had.
In this world of indie designers I have been lucky to partner with many talented ladies through pattern testing. Testing has allowed me to be helpful to designers while keeping me on deadline and completing garments. Some designer I've been privileged got work with that you may enjoy meeting include- Serger Pepper Bella Sunshine Designs Laela Jeyne (this is an affliate link) Hatchlings
The list is much longer and I hope to introduce you to more soon... Over the next few weeks I'll share the various pieces I've created, my motivation and some inspiration. And for those who are so daring maybe at the end we could get together and have a sew-a-long. Maybe a tote bag or maxi skirt you pick! Lizzie