I keep running into blog posts about Wardrobe Refashion (most recently, two posts from PeacefulKnitter), and thinking "Hey, you were really good about sewing clothes a few years ago. You should do that!"
I was thinking it again over the weekend (at which point 2009 was going really well, not purchasing new mass produced clothing-wise. I'd only acquired 2 pieces of clothing: a t-shirt in January at the race Kevin and I ran in Israel--newly mass produced, yes, but free, and a souvenir--and I bought a slip--but handmade by a small, US-based business, so that's not so bad either), and thinking I'd sign up...
And then I talked to a couple of more experienced rowers about what I'll need to wear when we start rowing on the water in 3 (short, freezing) weeks. Now I think I need to buy better tights. Mass produced tights, made from completely unnatural, (probably) petroleum based, engineered fabric, likely in a sweatshop.
You'd think my running tights would work, except for one small problem: my warmest running tights have bootcut legs, and an attached skirt. Cute! But rowing, that loose extra fabric is a disaster waiting to happen. And I am a klutz.