So, as part of my coping strategy to get through a whole year without buying clothes, I plan on doing some sewing and altering of my existing clothes. I am immensely fortunate to have those skills thanks to sewing lessons back before sewing was considered "hip" and "cool." Back when I was in sewing, there was no knitting movement, or Learn To Sew movement. There were no cool sewing studios in the hip area of town. It was just straight up dorky. People made fun of the stuff I made (wearing a dress made out of music note fabric to play in a band concert in 8th grade? Surprisingly uncool...). But, now I am glad for it, and I was even a professional seamstress for awhile.
I think a lot of people would like to be able to sew, but don't know where to start. So, I urge you to start here! I'm going to have intermittent "how-to" advice on the most simple of clothing alteration techniques. I think I'm gonna start with how to re-hem a pair of existing pants to the right length. I'll include photos and answer any questions you may have! It should be fun, and until I start that, you can just think about how lucky you are to be learning more about sewing in a time when it is "hip" :)