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The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 12 – the weather couldn’t quite figure out what was up

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made.
It’s sort of a year long experiment in getting dressed without clothing labels.


Week 12 of the Self-Made Wardrobe:
the weather couldn’t quite figure out what was up this week, and neither could I.

Day-78

DAY 78 – OCTOBER 17th

Blue Kimono
Khaki Scarf
Black Racerback Tank Top
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Flats with Skull Beads
Princess Necklace
Various Rings

I actually ended up taking off the scarf as soon as I walked out the door – and it was far too hot for the sweater I was originally planning on wearing.

Day-79

DAY 79 – OCTOBER 18th

Blue Kimono
Khaki Scarf
Black Racerback Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Sneakers
Pocket Watch Necklace
Various Rings

I ended up going to Rhinebeck at the very last minute, and needed something that would work well with sneakers. It turns out that not too much of my wardrobe works well with sneakers, this skirt does, and maybe my gingham skirt, but not much else.

Day-80

DAY 80 – OCTOBER 19th

Moonstruck sweater
Black Racerback Tank Top
Red & White Pirate Skirt
Nude Booties
Bicycle Clock Necklace
Various Rings

I figured out the name of the pattern for this sweater! It’s the Moonstruck Sweater by A. Karen Alfke, available from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I couldn’t remember the name of this sweater last week. I really love wearing this sweater, it’s one of the few sweaters I have where the sleeves are just the right length.

Day-81

DAY 81 – OCTOBER 20th

Hand-Knit Sweater Dress
White Maxi Underskirt
Grey Tights
Brown Boots
Spinning Necklace
Various Rings

It’s the dress that I’d never wear if I hadn’t made it. I think next time I’m going to try it with black leggings.

Day-82

DAY 82 – OCTOBER 21st

The Perfect Transitional Sweater
Black Racerback Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Sneakers
Princess Necklace
Various Rings

This really is the Perfect Transitional Sweater. I’m not normally a fan of short sleeved sweaters – on this one I think it works, and I love it!

I do have a couple finishing touches I want to put on it (reinforcing the ends of the zipper, and adding a line of twill tape along the back of the neck for stability), which I’ll try and get to soon.

Day-83

DAY 83 – OCTOBER 22nd

Moonstruck sweater
Jersey Wrap Dress
Tights
Various Rings

It was cold and rainy outside, and I didn’t need to leave the house, so I hid indoors all day (hence no shoes). This is a day when I desperately wanted a good flannel button up shirt. I have a store bought one that I absolutely love and adore to bits, and this was one of the first days when I really, really, missed a specific piece from my old store bought wardrobe. So, there will probably be a button up in my future.

Day-84

DAY 84 – OCTOBER 23rd

Versio Sweater
Black Racerback Tank Top
Black Maxi with a Slit
Black Flats
Bicycle Clock Necklace
Various Rings

It started out a really cold and rainy day, and then ended up turning kind of beautiful – in an overcast and chilly kind of way. I ended up also putting on a scarf, and wouldn’t have regretted a pair of tights either.

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