The Pledge


I’ve been exploring a lot of sewing blogs on my down time, and I kept running across a button that said, “I’m taking the Seamless Pledge.” Always curious, I took the bait and clicked on it to find that it’s a pledge in which people promise not to buy any new clothing for a period of time determined by the pledger. The goal is to buy used and vintage clothing and make or modify clothing. It’s just the motivation I need to keep up with my sewing. I love the idea of this, but I’m torn as to whether to commit to it.


I’ve been trying to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, and two months ago I vowed not to buy any new clothes until I got down to my goal weight. I did cheat once and buy three dresses, but other than that I was really good, and my pocketbook was happy about it. I’m so close to the goal now (half pound to go!), and I’ve been dying to buy new clothes!

On the other hand, I was just having a conversation with a lady in my office who is always impeccably, fashionably dressed, and she said her secret was accessorizing. She explained how you can come up with completely different looks using the same base pieces of clothing but switching the focus with the accessories. I was just telling myself I needed to make more of an effort to do that when I ran across this pledge.

Really, I wouldn’t hesitate to take this challenge at all if I had more time on my hands. I work full time and have two rugrats not to mention a husband who also wants to spend time with me (darned needy man!). The only way I make time for my projects is to stay up after everyone else has gone to bed, and I’m getting sleep deprived as it is. As the DragonCon costumes are taking up all that time now, I don’t know how I would make time for making or modifying clothes. So, maybe this is something that should also be put on hold until after the costumes are made. Damn it DragonCon! Why do you have to be so awesome yet so inconvenient?!?!

2 responses »

  1. I buy a lot of thrift store clothing that doesn’t need to be modified. (skirts, blouses, and sweaters) I skip the jeans and t-shirts. They usually aren’t any good. People ask me where I get my cloths and they would never know the difference if I told them they came from some expensive high-end store, or if I told them the truth 🙂

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