From the blog: Goodbye Valentino the RTF (ready to wear fasters) have been presented:
We are a diverse group of sewers who have pledged not to buy any clothing this year. The rules are simple: No purchases of ALL clothing including outerwear, dresses, tops, pants, shorts, sweaters, coats, fitness apparel, jeans and bathing suits. Shoes, socks and under garments are permitted.
From Sarah’s Blog post:
“Why sew rather than buy clothes for one year?
I started my first Ready to Wear Fast in 2011 to save money, but the RTW Fast led me on an interesting journey of self discovery and enlightenment. No doubt I improved my sewing skills, but the fast led me to experiment with new styles and colors, develop a sense of discipline and a sense of freedom. I emerged as a more thoughtful consumer and yes, I saved a lot of money too
My second RTW Fast was more of a challenge due to time constraints and pre-determined garments, but I successfully completed the year.
I congratulate this diverse group of women who share a common goal, and know their journeys will be unique. A special congratulations to the women returning for a third fast who are noted on the 2015 RTW Fasters’ page!
You are invited to follow their sewing experiences HERE and cheer them on through the year!”
I had a lot of fun participating, sharing, and posting along with all of these creative sewers on our Facebook group page in 2014 and I look forward to another great year together in 2015.