What was the catalyst that caused you to pick up a needle and thread, buy a sewing machine, or get into this hobby? For me, the first motive was to be able to hem my jeans, but as I got more into it, it became more about building a wardrobe that was timeless, my style, and fit my body. That first reason is a topic a lot of sewers talk about because many take up the trade to save money and to remove them, at least somewhat, from the gluttonous world of fast fashion. Some people doubt that sewing is a way to spend and buy less, and they’re argument is that instead of shelling out money for clothes, sewers spend all their dough on fabric and trims. Well, I’m here today to tell you that sewing can be used as a way to one, save money, two, create clothes just for you, and three, achieve an good fit. Two years ago, I made this dress for a friend’s wedding and it was based off of a BHLDN dress that retailed for more than $1,000. I drafted the pattern, and it took me 3 months to complete the project, but I still cherish it. This holiday season, I decided to whip this baby out and use it as my holiday dress. I wore it to 3 holiday parties, including my work’s annual Christmas bash. Now, if that isn’t a testament of the longevity of home sewn clothes, I don’t know what is! Go me-made!