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.
DAY 127 – DECEMBER 5th
I’ve found, with this self-made wardrobe project, that I sort of have a wardrobe love/hate cycle. First I love my wardrobe, then I get sick of my wardrobe, I’m highly motivated to make more clothing, I finish something new, and I love my wardrobe again.
What I love about finishing & adding a new piece of clothing to my wardrobe is how much it expands the potential of my whole wardrobe and how one piece can help me see all of my clothing in a new way.
DAY 128 – DECEMBER 6th
Déjà vu? Me too. Last week I went to see my family for Thanksgiving, and this week I went to see them for a family birthday dinner.
I wore basically the same thing as I did last week, my big cushy deconstructed sweater, and graphic silk circle skirt – but I added my boring black sweater as an extra layer, and I’m really glad I did.
DAY 129 – DECEMBER 7th
Same clothes. Worse lighting.
Thankfully the winter solstice is coming soon – so the days will start getting longer, and eventually I’ll be able to take photos at five or six in the evening without it being pitch dark outside.
DAY 130 – DECEMBER 8th
Cascading Flowers Skirt
I keep saying I’m going to make another skirt like this, because I love it so much, but the trickiest part is finding the right fabric. This skirt works mostly because of the fabric, it’s a crinkle rayon that I got from my great aunt. It has a fantastic print and an amazing drape.
DAY 131 – DECEMBER 9th
One of the things I adore most about this sweater is I have lots of options with it. I hardly ever wear it off my shoulders like this, but I like knowing I have that option.
DAY 132 – DECEMBER 10th
I’m basically living in these boots this winter – at least until I get my other boots resoled, which I’ve been meaning to do for weeks, but just haven’t gotten around to doing yet.
DAY 133 – DECEMBER 11th
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Back in head to toe black (with a bit of brown thrown in.) It feels strange wearing a skirt with a slit in it during December, and I’m sure it looks strange, but I figure if I’m not freezing cold, who cares.