This year, I’ve taken a huge risk, and spent just over half of my coupons in the very first month of the challenge. The January sales presented so many dresses I’ve had my eye on all year at prices (and skill levels! and time commitments!) that I could not replicate with my own sewing.
I purchased 5 dresses. They can all be worn for at least three seasons (one for 4) and fill large holes in my wardrobe (especially the three that can be worn in summer). Four are from April Cornell, and one from Lands End.
I feel that I’ve made a smart (dresses I’ve been pining for from manufacturers I like to support for such good prices) but scary (35 coupons in January. Egads.) decision. The rest of the year’s new wardrobe is going to have to be sewn, knitted, and thrifted (all their own kind of pleasure). No new shoes this year. I’m lucky that David bought me two bras at Costco when we were bulk shopping (oh dear I’m writing about bras on the internet again). I think I’ll be ok as long as I wait until next year to buy the dresses that catch my eye this year!
Now, back to knitting on my sweater, all from yarn I had in my stash except for one skein, which I think will make it a one coupon sweater. Thankfully!
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