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The End of my Seamless Pledge

May 14, 2012

Today, I released that the Seamless Pledge I made ended and I didn’t even realise!

So, did I cheat?

I have to confess that I did, but not really that badly. I bought some fabric at the Sewing for Pleasure show (I did buy much less than the previous year and definitely went more for quality than quantity this time around), and some grey t-shirt cotton to make some pyjama bottoms for Twinno (he wanted them to match the amazing duvet set he has). I also bought a dress, but I felt (and feel) very guilty about it.

So, why am I bringing this up now?

Well, Stevie over at BeeBee’s Vintage Dress has just taken the pledge and it reminded that it was a Good Thing. When the pledge ended I went on a bit of a splurge and bought lots of cardigans (they’re my weakness, oddly) and some shoes. I justified this by saying that I hadn’t done it at all throughout the months I was doing it. That’s not how it works though, is it? With one fell swoop I undid months of hard work and spent a lot of money I could be using for other things. With that in mind…

I, Julia, of Threadcarefully.wordpress.com, take the Seamless pledge until 31st May 2013 (just before my 30th Birthday). In that time, I pledge to buy no new, mass-produced clothing; to buy no new fabric until I have seriously depleted my disgracefully large fabric stash; to buy only vintage and second hand (from local shops, eBay and other places) clothes (though most likely not shoes) and accessories and to make as many of my clothes and and as much of my underwear as possible. I will also refrain from impulse purchases in all aspects of my life, where possible!

I find, at the minute, that I’m looking for the sake of looking – I’m buying things because that’s what I want to do and not what I have to do. By taking that temptation away I can concentrate on the finer things in life and save a little money for something worthwhile. Maybe that trip to Japan I want…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2012 7:04 pm

    Great post! I’ve found that taking the Seamless Pledge has really helped me to avoid impulse purchases, which are so silly! I won’t spend money on something that I could really use, but then I’ll see something pretty, but totally unnecessary, and just buy it! It’s actually very freeing to not have the option to buy more stuff.

  2. tabathatweedie permalink*
    May 15, 2012 8:35 am

    Wowee! Good luck!

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