Woo hoo! It’s Slow Fashion October! (And I’m kind of late on the first week post.) So to introduce myself: I’m Sierra and I’m a grad student working on my Master’s of Library and Information Science, and I also consider myself a maker. I’ve been knitting for about six years now, crocheting for maybe 3, and sewing occasionally for 3 years. I’ve also been mending for a long time. I remember having to learn how to sew on a button my uniform skirt when I was younger, and learning how to whipstitch the hem back up. I’ve done little bits of mending like that for a long time, but learning to sew on a machine has upped my game.
As for really getting into the slow fashion movement, I would still consider myself a newbie. I took a Maker Spaces class over the summer, and that really turned me onto the entire slow fashion movement. I like knowing where things come from, whether it’s my food or my clothes. And if I can feel like I can make a difference, I’d like to do what I can. I just can’t wait to see what the community is like and learn from other people’s perspectives. I also feel like making things that I wear has gotten me more interested in fashion as a whole. I’ve never considered myself as being very fashionable, but it helps to develop a sense of style when you make things. You don’t want to make something and not want to wear it because it doesn’t mesh with what you wear on a regular basis. (I say this from personal experience because I have done this.)
As for projects this month, I have a couple of mending projects that I’ve been putting off for a while, so this would be a good time to get those done. I’ve also been working on the Beatnik sweater, and I think I could actually get it done this month! I have a couple of skirts that need to be finished, so that would be cool if I could get those done. And of course I’ve got Christmas knitting to get done! I always have a million projects I wanna get done, but with being in school and stuff, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew.