Everyone has a unique style for themselves, and everyone goes to stores to buy the clothes to fit that style. But have you ever considered going to the craft store to make your clothes instead? Here's why being your own clothing store has its benefits.
You are your own designer
You have the capability to create or design whatever you're thinking in your head. Whether it be buying fabric from the store and making your own top to cutting holes in your jeans, it can be just the way you want it.
It's cheaper (usually)
Going to a thrift store and buying a shirt you are going to re-design is not only reducing your carbon footprint but also incredibly cheap! Get ahold of your local thrift store and check out their weekly sales and take advantage of them. You can get jeans for $2 and can even find that perfect decoration for your room you've been looking for!
You can make some money
Everybody loves some custom designs. How did all the big, exquisite brands grow so large? Because they have unique styles! Take advantage of your personalized taste and sell some clothing, there are plenty of online apps that make selling clothes a breeze, but you can never go wrong with a local craft show. You can create a little business and be your own boss!
Just like I said above, custom is cool. When someone asks you where you got your shirt, the confidence in telling them you spruced it up yourself is radiating through you. People will be in awe of what you are capable of, and that's a feel-good vibe.
Creativity improves mental health
Crafting and using the right side of the brain can actually help your focus and releases dopamine which is a natural anti-depressant. It can overall make you happy and help activate flow, which can kind of be considered working out. It's a win-win!
It can be fit just for you
Bringing out the sewing machine means lots of measurements are on the way. You know your body best and can custom fit your clothes to your own body perfectly, because we all know no one has a perfect body. Elastic is your friend, don't be afraid to use it.
Your wardrobe never stays the same
When you get tired of a piece of clothing in your closet, instead of throwing it out or donating it, you can edit it instead of buying something completely new. Turn that tee into a crop top or add some gems to those lousy jeans of yours. The world is your mall and your mind is your creative factory.
It brings a sense of accomplishment
Whether you're feeling down in the middle of the semester or just checking something off your list, the fulfillment of following through and finishing something on your own for yourself is just that satisfaction you need. It builds confidence for you to go and complete that writing assignment due. If you created your own clothes in your closet, you can handle the essay.
You can inspire others
Need a sign? This is it! Go out and do it, make that shirt, go to a thrift store, go to your closet, expand your mind because everyone is capable of doing it. If people see you doing something productive like that then maybe they will want to do it just like you. Everyone loves being a leader, now be yours!
It opens up different avenues
It can be meeting new people or just proving that you're capable of anything. The power you get from being your own person makes you realize the world is your oyster, and anything is possible!