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A week of freezing temperatures and cozy sweaters – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 23

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-155

DAY 155 – JANUARY 2nd

Deconstructed Black Sweater
Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Various Rings

I still can’t get over how cozy this deconstructed sewn together sweater is, especially while the wind is whipping around, and everyone is bundled it. This super cold weather is definitely making me want to sew another sweater.

Day-156

DAY 156 – JANUARY 3rd

Blue & Green Archer Button Up Shirt
Black Tank Top
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt w/ a Slit
Black Leggings
Various Rings

It’s cold enough outside that even days spent inside in front of the computer call for giant scarves and fuzzy leggings.

Day-157

DAY 157 – JANUARY 4th

Hand Knit Sweater Dress
Black Scarf
Black Leggings
Various Rings

My absolute favorite type of scarf is a properly gigantic scarf made out of a thin material. I love my scarfs crazy long and super wide – even though it means you can’t really see the dress in this photo… (You can get a better look here.)

Day-158

DAY 158 – JANUARY 5th

Not-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater
Black Tank Top
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Brown Boots
Long Necklace
Various Rings

I finished my purple sweater! I love it! It’s exactly what I wanted it to be – even though the process of knitting it was a rather windy process.

Also! I finished it, and it only took me a couple days to write a post about it (as opposed to the weeks it normally takes…)

Day-159

DAY 159 – JANUARY 6th

Blue & Green Archer Button Up Shirt
Black Tank Top
Pirate Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Bicycle Clock Necklace

My first Archer button up shirt is finally finished! Even though I’ve been wearing it for weeks, I only got around to adding buttons & button holes a couple days ago. But it’s done! Well and truly done – expect a finished object post soon.

Day-160

DAY 160 – JANUARY 7th

Deconstructed Black Sweater
Not-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater
Black Tank Top
Graphic Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Long Necklace
Various Rings

The goal of my purple sweater when I was designing it, was to create a sweater that was warm enough to wear on it’s own, and thin enough to wear under another layer. And it totally meets that goal! I held two strands of lace weight yarn together, so the fabric is thin and drapey, and warm, plus it didn’t take forever and a half to knit.

Day-161

DAY 161 – JANUARY 8th

Boring Black Sweater
Black Tank Top
Cascading Flowers Skirt
Various Rings

I learned many lessons for my No-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater from my Boring Black Sweater, which I knit using one strand of lace weight, and took forever to knit, and which ended up with too short sleeves.

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