Making Your Own Clothes Vs. Buying

Clothing nowadays is more than essential. We still need it, but what we have in our closets is more than what we need. That is because it is also becoming a lifestyle. The way you dress determines who you are: your personality, your status, and even your interests. Because of that, buying clothes became a lot of expensive than we think.

Have you tried dressmaking or sewing your own clothes? Some people are really into DIY these days, and clothes are no different. But will there be a difference in making and buying your own clothes?

Buying Clothes

For some, shopping for clothes is not just only because it is a necessity. As said before, clothes had become a lifestyle and buying them is like a therapy for some people because it does reduce stress to try and have something new. Sure, it will become stressful to spend a long time at a mall especially if there is a sale wherein there will be a larger crowd, but it does feel good to get your hands on to something you really like. Then, at this time, there is also online shopping and is becoming big. There is no hassle of going to a mall with the crowds, an all you need to do is wait for it. But the problem with it is that sometimes, the one you ordered seems to be different in person than the one you see online, so it is not that liable.

Making Clothes

The first thing you will need to have for you to make clothes is the skill. You should learn even just the basics of it and even better if you become an expert for it. Once you have learned about it, it will be a lot easier for you to make clothes.

Sewing your own clothes has a lot of benefits. The first will be that it is cheaper. You get to choose the type of fabric that will be used then also the add ons and accessories that will be added. You get to design it according to your taste. The fitting will not also be a problem because you get to do it yourself. It will be your choice how will it be, and it is also easy to adjust. In addition to that, you will be able to customize it and make it as unique as you can. One of the reasons why many inclined to make their own clothes is because of this. The clothes that you will see in stores tend to be repetitive. It would have additional cost if you want something to be customized, so why not do it on your own? You will also be able to practice and develop your creativity because of this.

The downside of this is you need more time. If you are a busy person and only want this as a hobby, it will be hard because it consumes so much time. Not only that, but you will also need a lot of resources and supplies such as fabrics, threads, and other accessories.


Both have its pros and cons, but it will still be up to you to decide. If you want to try dressmaking, go for it. You can always have it started as a hobby, and you will see how it will go from there.

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