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Styles of Yesteryear

I found the article "Resident to don period clothing for Aiken anniversary" in yesterday’s paper an interesting read. A local lady has made several period outfits from 1875 to celebrate our town’s 175th anniversary. She made some interesting points about how women back then used fabric very efficiently and only replaced their dresses every 5 to 10 years. That’s definitely a contrast with today’s practically disposable fashions.
dress from 1867

It’s All Ripped Up

Two months into my commitment not to buy any new clothes, I have ripped the knee in two of my three pairs of jeans. And it was my two nicest pairs, too.

This development is really challenging me to stick to my guns and not spend money unnecessarily. I’ve asked myself, do I really need more than one pair of jeans? I have other pants. I’m not naked and I can look respectable when I need to.

My plan is to put iron-on patches on the inside of the ripped knees and keep on truckin’.

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