SELECTION OF FABRICS FOR CLOTHING
Right clothes are necessary for health, poise and self-respect. An individual who lives within a planned budget is usually happier, more contented, than one who spends the money as one earns it. It is true, our desire or wants are unlimited. Our needs are comparatively few. While adjustment for needs are essential and important in family life, catering to mere wants is undesirable for development of personality. There is a difference between 'wants' and 'needs'. A good clothing plan may include both.
Practical tips for choosing the fabrics
One of the first things is to find out one's needs and to make a plan for spending one's cloth needs. Let the plan be in relation to the family budget. Study each member's list of clothing needs, and decide to spread purchase of clothing for all, throughout the year.
The next step is to put the plan into action. Consider the purpose for which the fabric is to be used
- for instance whether for 'work-a-day' wear or for a special occasion. Buy only the clothing item decided for purchase. Avoid buying on impulse,
Choose and buy good quality; cheap things are rarely an economy.
Compare prices and values at different stores.
Try to keep up to date on trends.
Discover ways and means of renovating old garments and develop skills in stitching simple cholis, dresses and other garments at home.
Remember taste is the ability to discern or appreciate what is beautiful or appropriate.