So I did it. I took the plunge - I'm not planning to buy any new clothing in 2018. The idea is to sew my own wardrobe - buying only underwear, shoes and accessories like belts and purses. I can buy fabric and patterns, plus I've got a substantial stash of both to work with. The issue for me is going to be finding - making - the time to sew for myself, in between clients' work and family needs (there is going to be new grandchild born this month, and that little one is going to need lots of stuff made by nanna.