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Mystery cross stitch design
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Mystery cross stitch design
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deberalynn
Aug 02, 2022
Ha! Love that you did this!
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A Departure from Cross Stitch
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deberalynn
Aug 01, 2022
Yay! Good for you! I have sewn almost all of my clothes for years. I do make exceptions, but rarely buy clothes any more. Here's what I'm finding out: I like myself better in clothes I make. I just don't feel as comfortable in clothes made by strangers to fit a body type that is not mine. Nobody ever has the same outfit as me. I don't know what size I am, and I'm no longer worried about numbers, so sewing is great for body positivity. I pre-wash everything, so my clothes don't ever shrink after I make them. All I care about is whether something fits, is in good repair, is comfortable, and if I think I look presentable wearing it. You don't really need that many clothes - you just need the clothes you have to play well together. Most of us only need about 35 indoor garments, which is incredibly freeing and saves a lot of closet space. I have fewer clothes than I used to have but it seems like I have a lot more things to wear. When I take the time to make my own clothes, I take really good care of them because I know exactly much effort it will take to replace them. I don't waste money on fast fashion, dry cleaning, or impulse buying. There aren't garments in my closet I don't wear. I now notice when plaids don't match on ready made garments or when there are shortcuts in quality. When I make my own things, they look at least as pretty on the inside as they do on the outside. I actually wore a top inside out to test that, and someone complimented me on the "cool pleats" which were really just French seams! It's OK to receive a compliment and reply with "Thank you - I made it myself." Sewing is a survival skill as well as a hobby. There are a bazillion things to do that are WAY more fun than shopping. Trying on clothes with strangers in dirty changing rooms is not my idea of fun. As long as you can sew and do needlework, you will never, ever be bored. Learning to sew will form new pathways in your brain, and you will find that you have enhanced problem solving skills that will serve you in surprising ways. You look great in your new handmade garments! Your smile says it all!
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My Avlea embroidery box is finished!
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My Avlea embroidery box is finished!
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My Avlea embroidery box is finished!
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deberalynn
Jul 29, 2022
Thank you 😀
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Star of Chios, all done except for the ironing. And hemming. But all done.
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