Mena Trott

OMG! Heart this talented sewer, Mena Trott, who was featured today on The Storque.

Mena’s blog, Sew Weekly, documents making a new dress a week! In the Fall of 2009 she decided she’d like to make one beautiful vintage-inspired piece a week and post them on her blog. Check out all her lovely creations so far, the lovely vintage fabrics she uses, and her wardrobe of clothes.

This reminded me of New Dress A Day. Another blog I discovered awhile ago that also began in Fall 2009. New Dress A Day makes a new dress from an old item of clothing every day for 1 full year! With a budget of $365 per year. That’s $1 a day. Their motto is “365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars.” They are on Day 333. It’s almost been a full 365 days!

Sewing is such a lovely hobby to pursue, make some lovely things for yourself and loved ones, and maybe even save some money all at the same time!