With my sewing and planning I am trying to be a lot more conscious about what I consume, but the fact remains that I still am consuming, still thinking about the next project, still wanting to wear something new.
I do think that desire to CONSUME is more under control with sewing than with heading to J. Crew to buy something, but maybe I need to adopt the “lean closet”/10-piece wardrobe I see talked about on the fashun blogs.
What got me thinking about all that? Oh, just seeing these photographs from artist Libby Oliver, of people wearing every piece of clothing they own:
(You can see more here; h/t to SwissMiss)
It’s like that scene with the Junk Lady in Labyrinth where Sarah gets weighed down with all her possessions and she can only escape when she realizes, “It’s all junk”…
I don’t mind admitting that I regularly ogle minimalist wardrobes on the fashun blogs. A spare capsule is my platonic ideal. It can be hard to reconcile that if you enjoy making,though.