Some of you are reading the knitting posts as well as things on this page.
How far can you go making your own clothes?
Knitting will turn out: hats, scarves, gloves, socks, hoodies, tees, turtlenecks, pullovers, vests, cardigans, I even have a pattern for a coat.
Plain sewing will turn out: pants, skirts, dresses, three-piece suits, blouses and shirts, sweats, hoodies, down vests, thermal wear.
Can it save money?
Absolutely. Especially for women; we cannot buy business suits and get a guarantee that all pieces were cut from the same bolt of cloth.
Well first and foremost, it's anti-woman for there to be no businesswear shops that will do that like they do for men.
Second, most women I know take a different size on top and bottom.
If they aren't made from the same bolt of cloth, they can have coloring differences and it looks less professional.
You can get a Vogue pattern for a jacket and skirt and some fine navy flannel fabric for a classic skirted suit, plus buttons and so on, for under $100.
When was the last time you bought a suit for $100?
If you sewed together your knitted jumper that I gave you the instructions for,
you can sew yourself a suit.
I've done it more than once in my life.
Think about it.
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