I was zoning out on the treadmill, mindlessly flipping through a magazine (Real Simple, I think). All of the sudden, this quote jumped out at me:
“Make your home as comfortable
and attractive as possible and then
get on with living. There’s more to
life than decorating.”
– Albert Hadley
Isn’t that fantastic? I’m only wikipedia-familiar with Albert Hadley, but I love the idea of making the best possible space for yourself to enjoy and then enjoying it.
That’s also how I’d like to approach my wardrobe as well; I want to lovingly make them (or thrift them), put them on, and feel good enough to forget about them while I go to work, go to school, hang out with people. It’s an interesting balance to strike, making and enjoying one’s handmade clothing while not obsessing about them! I’m no expert at it – there are full days where all my brain wants to think about is making new clothes – but it’s an exciting idea and one I’d like to practice.
Do you have a philosophy around sewing and clothing?