View Full Version : OT: Could you do this???
01-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Check this out....
I think this would be great if i could do this....but Im a DJ and I think the places I work wouldnt like my wearing the same thing every week.
But I could do it all the rest of the time...But then would that be as effective, and what would be the gain?
I do make(sew) my own clothes because i dont buy into fashion. I generaly wear clothing like you would see in women wear in the "Pioneer days" Its comfortable and you can work in it. (live on a working farm. Grow/can/raise/hunt most of everything we eat. lots of "from scratch" cooking.) Maybe I could just do that...only wear things I make....(if i could keep my daughters hands off my fresh off the needles sweaters!!! My husband jokes with me about getting our own sheep for the yarn i use. NO.) It would be interesting to see what is learned/gained from that.
What are yall's views on this?
01-15-2010, 01:00 PM
First of all, I think if your husband is willing to have sheep, HECK YES you want some sheep! And can I have a pony too? Oh, wait, what were we talking about? :rofl:
I thought that the video was pretty cool. At first I was a little worried she didn't include laundering the dress, but then later she said she did. Whew! I think part of the program I wouldn't like is that you only have one of the thing. I wear a uniform to work (scrubs) and I don't mind it at all. But I have like 10 pairs. I'd be pretty sad if I had to do laundry every day.
I think it's actually kind of nice not worrying "what am I going to wear to work today?" When I was in vet school and my internship, we had to wear "professional clothes" and a labcoat. First, I think it's ridiculous for vets to have to wear nice clothing to work, hello, it's going to get peed and pooped on, etc. Second, I had trouble affording an entire wardrobe. And third, I had problems with fit. A lot of pants are getting lower waisted, and even nice shirts are getting more cropped, and I am tall. I was having trouble keeping my midsection covered, especially when bending over to do physical exams. It just doesn't look professional to have your lower back exposed! So I hear her on the making your own clothes to fit your own body thing. I try to do that with my knitting, although it doesn't always turn out how I planned!
01-15-2010, 01:00 PM
No, I couldn't do it. I like variety too much. It's why I have about 12 pair of jeans of differing hues and textures.
01-15-2010, 01:09 PM
No I could not wear the same cloths everyday. Besides her wearing the dress for a year, she also didn't not shave her underarms:ick:.
Oh well to each her/his own I guess.
Jan in CA
01-15-2010, 01:38 PM
I don't have very many clothes and feel like I'm wearing the same thing, but in reality do have lots of different T's and jeans. I don't think I'd do that.
01-15-2010, 04:02 PM
I've actually wanted to do this as well. My partners family raises sheep and I've often thought it would be cool to get the wool off one of the shears and wash it, dye it, spin it, all that fun stuff.
01-15-2010, 05:26 PM
As a History teacher all i can think is that it isn't hard if you WANT to do it. Until the 20th century or so most pp only have one or 2 changes of clothes because you pretty much had to make it. If you had $$ you had much more of course because you could afford it. I wouldn't mind only having a couple pairs of jeans (oh wait I only own 1 week worth of jeans and slacks for school seriously only 7 piars) and more shirts but i usually only wear about 10 regularly....I'm a bit differnt:teehee:
01-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Now that I am a poor college student (seriously just downed some Ramen noodles and that and some mini wheats were all I had today), I have to make do with what clothes I have. I have the "transform your t-shirt" books, but it's a little too cold for them right now. I plan on doing that in the spring though.
The few times I had to live on the boat (when I was still in the Navy), the only non-uniform things we had room for were our work-out clothes and our jammies; the rest were the same cammie pants and long sleeved shirt that we wore the 120 days in a row before that. It's not fun, but it's also relieving because you really weren't there to impress anyone and I saved mucho denero (where did that saved money go? I need it!). I still kinda maintain that "who cares" mentality, but there's just something about buying a pretty skirt.
01-15-2010, 11:15 PM
My friend, Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl of TV fame raises her own goats & rabbits, collects their wool/fiber, and spins it - or sends it out to be spun. She's a great one for sustainable living - big organic gardener, raises chickens too. And, as far as I know, shaves her underarms! LOL!
01-15-2010, 11:43 PM
LOL Gingerbread, I noticed that too. :teehee:
01-16-2010, 01:21 PM
I wouldn't wear the same thing for a year though it seems like it sometimes. I seldom buy clothing. New underwear as needed, but I knit my own socks now pretty much with my own handspun. I'm knitting more of my tops. I found a brand of jeans that are inexpensive and fit so when I throw out a worn out pair I buy a new pair. I wear mostly t shirts that are hand me downs from hubby. He gets a lot of shirts from working with different groups. My dressier blouses came from Goodwill as do my coats. If you don't count fiber purchases I probably don't spend $50 a year including shoes.
01-17-2010, 08:23 AM
I don't think I could wear the same thing but a couple of different outfits would be fine. I don't think I'd want to workout at the gym in a dress and I know I wouldn't want to do laundry everyday. I have two pairs of jeans, one is too big and the other used to be my moms. I have a pair from my daughter too but I still need to lose a little more of my mid section. I've lost weight and can wear my mom's and daughters clothing now. Nice change from dd wanting mine just for comfort.
If more people started making their own clothing do you think it could really change the environment? I think more people would be out of work. It's good to make our own things but also need to buy in order to help support others. I don't buy high end clothing EVER as I don't think a dress that costs $500 is any better than $50. As I've lost my weight Good will became a great place to buy as I wasn't wearing much of the clothes for very long and could donate it back after a few months.