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The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 11 – mystery patterns & shrinking sweaters

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made, for one year.
Sort of a year long experiment in getting dressed without labels.
You can read more about the project, and catch up on past posts, here.


I’m trying something different this week, more of a diary-style-type post.
We’ll see how it goes…

Day-71

DAY 71 – October 10th

Blue Kimono
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Black Maxi Skirt
Black Flats
Long Necklace
Various Rings

I’ve completely lost track of how many times I’ve worn this outfit. It’s easy to put on, and easy to wear, and easy to run around in. Win-Win-Win.

Day-72

DAY 72 – October 11th

Knitted Dress
Black Racer-back Tank Top
White Maxi Skirt
Black Flats
Various Rings

Trying something different with the photographs. While it takes more time to set up, I like the results a lot better, so I’ll probably be sticking to it for a bit.

This is the sweater I (finally) blocked the other day – and it grew to a proper dress length, instead of a dress/tunic thing, which makes it much easier to wear, and is making me like it even more.

Day-73

DAY 73 – October 12th

Blue Kimono
Khaki Scarf
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Sneakers
Princess Necklace (barely visible)
Various Rings

Every time I think it’s getting cool enough to retire the blue kimono, a day pops up where it’s *just* too warm for a sweater.

I’ve had this scarf for years, and had never worn it before. I got it from a friend who picked it up traveling somewhere, and I could never work it into an outfit before this one. It adds an interesting layer under the somewhat sheer blue kimono.

Day-74

DAY 74 – October 13th

Moonstruck Sweater
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Red & White Pirate Skirt
Black Flats
Princess Necklace
Various Rings

And into the sweaters! I knit this sweater years ago, and when I went looking for the pattern name – it would seem that I never blogged about it, or put it on Ravelry – so I’m going to have to do a bit of sleuthing to figure out what the pattern is. If you have any ideas, I’d love a clue.

Day-75

DAY 75 – October 14th

Boring Black Sweater
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Cascade of Flowers Maxi Skirt
Black Flats
Princess Necklace
Various Rings

The boring black sweater is finished! (sort of…)

I blocked it in the morning, and wore it that evening, and I think I must have put it on before it was quite finished drying. Because when I wore it on the 14th the sleeves were about an inch too short…

Day-76

DAY 76 – October 15th

Boring Black Sweater
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Red & White Pirate Skirt
Black Flats
Long Necklace
Various Rings

…and when I wore it on the 15th, the sleeves were 2 inches too short. So I had to wear them pulled up all day. Sad face.

Day-77

DAY 77 – October 16th

Boring Black Sweater
Black Racer-back Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Sneakers
Long Necklace
Various Rings

And then when I wore it on the 16th, the sleeves were still to short. So it would seem that the finished boring black sweater, is not quite finished.

I’m going to open up the sleeves, add two inches to the length, and then block it again. I wouldn’t mind the sleeves being an inch or so too long, but I can’t stand them being too short.

(Yep, I wore this sweater three days in a row, and I’m not apologizing.)


Thoughts?

If you know anything about the pattern for the sweater I wore on Day 74, I’d love any ideas you have. I know it was a Blue Moon Fiber Arts pattern, and I think the name was something along the lines of “Moonstruck” or “Moonlight” or “Moon-something-or-other.”

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