Monday, March 2, 2009

Thwarted

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.

Curses!

5 comments:

cafe-eclectic.net said...

That IS cute! Although I can see the loose fabric could be bad. Because I can see how I would trip over the pretty skirt!

Sonia said...

You sew?! That's great news; now I know who to go to with my newbie questions!
As for the Wardrobe Refashion, there are some exceptions to be made, particularly when it comes to underwear, shoes, and sports uniforms. Think about it... ;)

cinderola said...

I bet there's some small company or some person who makes tights from natural materials and not mass produced somewhere out there.

Cindy G said...

Why am I envisioning hand knit nethergarments with feet in Fair Isle?

Amelia said...

Heading my way anytime soon? I have plenty of rowing attire you could borrow. I bet we are the same size. I can offer you the pleasure of not buying, but reusing! It is just sitting in a drawer feeling so very lonely. Let me know :)