Here is a story about why I’m glad I can sew. I got the latest Boden catalog, which featured this cotton skirt in a buffalo check. For $98.

My friend had just mentioned seeing a similar fabric at IKEA, so I went to check it out and got a yard of it. For $9.

Not only did I save $89, I’m going to be able to make a gathered skirt (using this tutorial) instead of having to settle for the pleats on the Boden one, which I don’t like on me.

And that is why I’m glad I can sew. Now I just need to find time to actually sew it up.