The Origin Story
Hey all, I’m Auriana (pronounced like Ariana Grande) and everything on this site is Knot What It Seams.
In the real world, you could peg me as a studious, laid-back nerd who spends her time getting second-hand embarrassment from book characters and eating soup in her bed (I adore most soups). BUT...on this site I intend to explore my more voracious and confident alter ego, while sharing some tips on how to up-cycle your wardrobe on a budget.
My thrifting journey began after a traumatic experience at a clothing store where I was coerced into buying $70 jeans and, if you’re anything like me, you feel obligated to buy something if employees have spent more than 15 minutes helping you.
I turned to thrift stores shortly after and discovered that gently used clothes were just as good as brand new ones, and a new sewing machine launched the beginning of a new hobby. I hadn’t realized how easy it was to sew a button or hem clothes or even make my own crop tops! I want this blog to serve as a creative outlet for myself and others as well as show how people of all ages, genders, and skill levels can be fashionable on a budget.