fromcinthiaHello ! Long post alert ! I'm sorry but i couldn't do shorter ! I hope you'll go through ! @slowfashionoctober is starting up today and it's time for introducing. Who we are and what are our relations to #slowfashion ?
I'm 41 yo, mum of 4 kids and wife of a cheerful husband (who could be ok to take the risk of a me-hand made garment if i could make one for him 😂❤️). Last year, #slowfashionoctober sowed the seed of a slow thinking in me and i'm happy to take part again this year starting from a few things that i can see more clearly now. ✔️ slow fashion doesn't have to be home made and home made doesn't necessarily mean slow fashion
✔️ the worry of slow fashion can be overwhelming because when you start thinking about everything involved in the making of a garment, a bunch of questions are popping, and answers are often not comfortable. ✔️ I realised that i wouldn't be able to make a big decisive change for the whole family. Kids are growing fast, and are at that age when "mainstream" dressing is important. But i can act myself in a way to inspire them when they'll be ready for it. My eldest is 16 yo and starts to be really free with his look, he combines more and more second hand with teens "beloved" brands. He keeps his clothes longer, starts to mend and transform them if needed and even thinks about making some. With my two other younger teens, we try simply not to overbuy, wondering how pieces they really need and which ones they really like. For my youngest, who is soon going to turn 2, i can easily do something to make her a thoughtful wardrobe. She welcome anything i make especially if it's dresses, cardigans and fake fur ! ✔️ myself now : i don't like shopping for clothes anymore. If i do, i only have short time and it usually ends with buying something that soon turns out to be a wrong choice. On the other hand, i love buying wool and fabric and it fulfills me to make something by hand. But time is lacking for this too, so i need to ponder what i want to make and to take time to make it work.
Weeeeell ! This is the background of my relation to slow fashion. And if you're still reading, i make you a big virtual hug 💕💕💕
- boudoirstitchesI loved to read this💕👏🏻 You're a lovely soul and I am happy to know you !💋💋💋
- seamworkmagThat is such a great idea! Lovely color 😊
- ipamkiof course I am stille reading, your thoughts are very interesting : -)
- halfcrystallineHi! Lovely to learn more about you and see what you are working on. 💚
- woolandmeLoved reading your post !
- kasia_andDear Cinthia, I always enjoy reading your posts that show the creative and gentle soul of yours. I am so much with you about not-being-a-shopping-for-clothes-fan. Very often I end up being disappointed about the piece or guilty about the price. In fact, I buy more yarn than clothes - wool means not only an outfit (eventually) but also a way of spending time. Besides, nowadays there are so many acrylic, polyester etc. clothes and knitwear too and I want to avoid wearing artificial fibre. Finally, I have always admired the ability to make things with our own hands. I can be a working mama that in her, however scarce, free time does some magic changing a string of wool into a piece of garment 😊 hugs to you too!!
- marillawalkerHello 👋 I'm not going to take part in this challenge this year, but I truly believe in the place where all this thinking comes from! I try not to be too indulgent with my making (making for makings sake), but sometimes a whim takes over. I try to make as many clothes for my family as possible (husband and two children), but like you find it hard to cater for fast growing kids. They really only have a minimal wardrobe though, so I am happy with the restraint. My boy gets more store bought for some reason and I find it easier to sew for the girl. Anyway, I love welcoming the idea of slow fashion and the discussion it brings! From small seeds big ideas grow... 😉😘
- fromcinthiaThank you for your comment ! Minimal wardrobe is the key for me : easier to build if you make, giving more buying options if you buy and easier to take care of. When i first started thinking to this question, i really felt disconcerted but i'm started to see the path i could follow to be happier with my choices. Seed is growing !
- fromcinthia@marillawalker the comment just above was for you but i forgot the tag !!
- fromcinthia@tete_beche chouette si tu t'y retrouves !
- email@example.com thank you !
- fromcinthia@liebwedd it makes me happy ! 😘
- fromcinthia@psychoknitter Thank you Rae ! This is so nice 💕 i'm very happy and proud to know you too ! We are making together a nice walk through garments' sewing. Really, our sharing a few months ago has been decisive for me to take this step !!
- fromcinthia@boudoirstitches thank you for your lovely comment ! I'm happy to know you too ! Especially because i'll soon have my own Molly Weasley désuet bag !
- fromcinthia@ipamki thank you ! It's nice to say !
- fromcinthia@halfcrystalline thank you for reading ! I love these meetings and sharings here on IG. We are feeding each other inspiration !
- fromcinthia@woolandme thank you so much !
- psychoknitter@fromcinthia Same here, my dear. If I'm grateful to Instagram for anything, it's precisely that! 😘😘
- fromcinthia@kasia_and thank you kasia ! You're very kind ! I feel lucky not being a lot into clothing shopping. It is not something i have to restrain. With making, i feel also the double benefit of having something to wear and all the pleasure coming from the process ! It's a perfect balance. If i could, i would just ask for a bit of extra time to complete more projects. But the day will come for this too ! I get a lot of wisdom from your feed : it doesn't take all the directions with many many wips and you're quietly building something great.
- boudoirstitchesSooner or later yes 😀I have found my notes so hopefully I will make this pattern before xmas
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