So i had been having a few issues with my phone, but it was still working. I just haven’t had the time to haul me and the toddler out to get it looked at (plus I know he will scream the minute I have to have an adult conversation, especially when its around an important issue such as getting my phone fixed) Well, the other day it died… Just before I went to take my pictures, on the only morning I had free. I was so mad. I now have my (old) camera on charge in prep for tomorrow, but I know it will be a faff just to get them on the PC, then uploaded… if the quality is okay that is (its an old camera)
I consider myself someone who doesn’t need a phone, having grown up at a time without them and then the basic ones in my teenage years… but I have found without Instagram and my camera at my finger tips, Its really hard to be creative. I don’t know how the original bloggers did it back in the day, Everything I do is so instant. And I miss looking at other people and just the inspiration… I have put it on my child’s Kiddy pad (it has a kids only section and an adult home screen so he cant get at it) but its clunky and not the best, plus he wants it as soon as i touch it unless he is asleep.
Basically this is just a rant of my absence from social media.
On another note, I HAVE DONE LOADS of sewing, and last night (although I couldn’t photograph it) I did 8 alterations on things. Hems, sleeves AND I recycled three garments into skirts! This was off the back of me clearing out my wardrobe, mixing the seasons around a bit and really streamlining it to only what I really need.
This brings me on to an issue I have only recently encountered:
What do you do with old Me made clothing?
I am an avid Ebayer. Having worked in fashion most my life i have accumulated a lot of clothing, plus I like to pass on fast fashion once I am done with it. What I have now noticed is that some of my makes are just not me, and have not been worn (as do most of my bought clothing)
But do I put those me mades on Ebay? Will I technically be breaking some form of copyright? All the patterns I have bought do say that they are for personal use and not to be distributed/manufactured (or words to that affect) but should my me mades be treated different because I made them, they are still part of my wardrobe, a wardrobe that changes and evolves with me. Ebay, I see as a very productive way to recycle. Yet now my wardrobe may be considered un-recyclable. That kinda goes against the whole idea of me making my clothing as a way to combat consumerism and mass consumption of natural resources.
Its a moral conundrum that I am reaching out into the sewing community for help.
The only thing i can think off to make this sustainable for myself, is maybe doing a fabric swap for a me made swap, I cant be the only person with this issue?
Anyway, its a lot of food for thought and something i am interested in hearing from you guys about.
Anyway, hopefully this random update and rant will get you through the absent of blog content.