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an almost completed button up shirt, and it’s the end of week 20! – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 20

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-134

DAY 134 – DECEMBER 12th

Boring Black Sweater
Basic Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Grey Tights
Brown Boots
Bead Crochet Bracelet
Various Rings

I absolutely love this boring black sweater. As much of a boring nightmare as it was to knit (and it was really boring), I can wear it with anything in my wardrobe, and it’s the perfect weight for a light winter layer. I guess sometimes sucking it up and knitting the boring things is totally worth it.

Day-135

DAY 135 – DECEMBER 13th

Blue Kimono
Grey Cowl
Basic Black Tank Top
Cascading Flowers Skirt
Various Rings

This blue kimono was one of the very first things I made for the self-made wardrobe and I wore it almost constantly throughout the summer and into the fall. It turns out is also make a perfect layer for when I’m working from home.

Day-136

DAY 136 – DECEMBER 14th

Versio Sweater
Basic Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Black Heels
Pocket Watch Necklace
Various Rings

This sweater was kind of an experiment in making yarn from my yarn stash (which is almost entirely single skeins of lace weight yarn) work for sweater knitting. It turned out to be a quite successful experiment if I do say so myself. A colorful experiment – but a successful one.

Day-137

DAY 137 – DECEMBER 15th

Moonstruck Cardigan
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Bead Crochet Bracelet

One of the benefits of freelancing and working a lot from home is that I have a really flexible schedule, and can usually take photos in the late morning/midday/early afternoon when the light isn’t streaming directly into my living room – but then, some days that just doesn’t work out and I take squinty-eyed, coffee drinking morning photos.

Day-138

DAY 138 – DECEMBER 16th

Boring Black Sweater
Blue & Green Archer Button Up
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Pocket Watch Necklace
Various Rings

My first version of Archer is so close to done I can taste it, and couldn’t help but wear it (even though it still doesn’t have buttons.) I had actually finished the hem that morning, and had already gotten dressed, taken photos, and was walking out the door, when I decided to change. I exchanged my deconstructed sweater for an unfinished Archer, and boring black sweater, and quickly snapped a couple more photos – it was definitely the right choice.

Day-139

DAY 139 – DECEMBER 17th

Blue & Green Archer Button Up
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Various Rings

This wasn’t the warmest winter wardrobe decision I ever made – but it worked out fine, and I’m getting buttons for Archer today, so hopefully it’ll be properly done this weekend. Yay!

Day-140

DAY 140 – DECEMBER 18th

Transitional Weather Sweater
Black Scarf
Cascading Flowers Skirt
Grey Tights

I don’t know why I tend to sit cross-legged in this skirt, but it would seem I do.

Also! It’s the end of Week 20! We’re quickly approaching Day 150!
(and still, I just want a pair of damn pants. I’ve wanted a pair of pants since week 6, and the only person ‘at fault’ for me not having pants, is me… damn it.)

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