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“Maybe personal style is something that gets remembered” – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 25

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-169

DAY 169 – JANUARY 16th

Boring Black Sweater
Black Tank Top
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Bead Crochet Bracelet
Various Rings

I keep meaning to make a second black maxi skirt, but still haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe that’s time to get moved back towards the top of the to-do list.

Day-170

DAY 170 – JANUARY 17th

Deconstructed Black Sweater
The First of Many Archer Button Up Shirts
Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Long Chain Necklace
Various Rings

I spent most of the weekend at VKLive which was a total blast. Despite how sunny it looks in that photo it was feeeeezing on Saturday, so I’m really glad I had my super cozy sweater – even though the fabric wasn’t actually knit by me.

Day-171

DAY 171 – JANUARY 18th

The Not-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater
Black Tank Top
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Various Rings

I did wear a self-knit sweater to VKLive on Sunday, so I figure that balances things out.

Day-172

DAY 172 – JANUARY 19th

Hand-Knit Sweater Dress
Black Tank Top
Black Leggings

A weekend at VKLive called for a day in front of the computer catching up on this, that, and the other thing, which meant a day in leggings and my hand-knit sweater dress.

Day-173

DAY 173 – JANUARY 20th

The First of Many Archers
Black Tank Top
Cascading Flowers Skirt
Various Rings

My second Archer button up shirt is still waiting on cuffs, collar, buttons, and a hem. Maybe I can get back to that next week?

Day-174

DAY 174 – JANUARY 21st

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

I’m loving my Not-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater, and I’m thinking I want another super straightforward pull over, in an interesting color combination. In fact I have two skeins of lace weight waiting for me to workout the math for a yoked pullover with short row neck shaping. Once I work the math out, on to the needles it goes.

Day-175

DAY 175 – JANUARY 22nd

Boring Black Sweater
Black Tank Top
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Pocket Watch Necklace
Various Rings

When in doubt I go back to my head to toe black, it’s totally where my comfort zone is. I wonder when we first (way back forever ago) begin to find our clothing comfort zones, I would guess sometime around the end of elementary school (9/10 years old). But I then wonder if 5/6 year old us knew something about getting dressed just for the fun of it (without regard for color coordinating, weather patterns, or anyone else’s sensibilities). Maybe personal style is something that gets remembered and rediscovered, not developed from scratch?

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