Yes, you may have guessed, that’s my first and middle names sandwiched together. Cute, right?
First things first, let’s just get some awkwardness out of the way. If you aren’t quite sure how to pronounce Sarica, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s pronounced “SAH-REE-KAH”. It rhymes with “paprika” and “eureka”. And if you guessed right, high five! Seriously though, I face this predicament almost every single time I meet someone new, so I don’t even flutter an eyelash.
I am so glad that you stumbled upon my blog. I am a huge DIY enthusiast. Actually, that’s an understatement. I am obsessed. On here you’ll find my latest sewing projects, crafts and food experiments. I like to dabble in a bit of everything.
I am currently living in California, but always a Canadian at heart. I am an eclectic, vegetarian yogi who loves colour. My two spirit animals are elephants and sloths. I love star gazing and traveling the world. Gushy? Okay, I’ll stop.
Lately, you’ll see that I’m posting a lot more sewing projects.
As of April 24, 2017, I made a personal commitment to sew all of my clothes for one year. Yes, this means not buying any new clothes. Nada. Zippo. This includes jeans and even undergarments from my favourite stores. It’s a journey that I will chronicle in my blog. I am so pumped to embark on this adventure, but also a little scared. Putting it all out on social media makes me a little more accountable, but that’s a good thing, right?
Why? Oh, I thought you’d never ask.
Over the last couple of years, I have become infatuated with the term “fast fashion”. Watching documentaries and learning more about where my clothes are made, I have become so passionate about finding ethical and sustainable sources. It breaks my heart to think of the countless people in the world being hurt because of the clothes on my back. Literally. It has got to the point where I walk into the mall and I can’t stand being in there. It’s extreme, but is it really? The fashion industry is something I think about every day. I decided that to further appreciate my clothes and create a wardrobe that reflects me, I should take matters into my own hands. A self-made wardrobe. Thank goodness for the seam ripper!
I chose the date April 24th to mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse (April 24, 2013), where over 1000 garment workers died due to negligence in Bangladesh. This tragic incident was what ignited my passion for fashion and my drive to learn more about the slow fashion movement.
I hope my creative journey inspires you to add some DIY to your life too. Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself via blog or instagram (@saricaalice) !