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It’s the halfway point! – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 26

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-176

DAY 176 – JANUARY 23rd

The First of Many Archer Button Up Shirts
Black Tank Top
Birds & Wheels Flare Skirt
Black Tights
Bead Crochet Bracelet
Various Rings

This week marks the halfway point of the project! Yay!!!!

I’m thinking now that I’m halfway into this self-made wardrobe year, maybe I should finally come up with some sort of plan for building my wardrobe.

But then again, I’ve mostly been winging it so far – and for the most part that has worked out (minus the lack of pants…) – so maybe I’ll just keep winging it for the next 26 weeks.

To plan, or not to plan? That is the question (at least for the moment.)

Day-177

DAY 177 – JANUARY 24th

Moonstruck Cardigan
The First of Many Archer Button Up Shirts
Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Various Rings

Continuing along “to plan, or not to plan” this week got properly cold & snowy, and I’m realizing that I don’t have a great number of layering pieces. Most of my sweaters work better on their own (instead of over or under other pieces), which is kind of annoying because it is making layering tricky. So, I want to keep this in mind for the next couple sweaters.

Day-178

DAY 178 – JANUARY 25th

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

Of course, the not-so-straightforward basic purple sweater being the exception to my lack of layer-able sweaters.

And yet.

I still prefer wearing this sweater on it’s own. So maybe the issue has less to do with my sweaters not being good for layering, and more to do with me disliking layering sweaters…

Day-179

DAY 179 – JANUARY 26th

Deconstructed Black Sweater
Boring Black Sweater
Black Tank Top
Pirate Skirt
Black Tights
Black Knee High Boots
Long Necklace
Various Rings

Because what else would you wear in a snowstorm/blizzard/thing?

To be fair I am wearing 2 pairs of tights (one of which is wool), plus added 2 scarves, mittens and a my giant alpaca coat on top of it all (with a hat in my bag).

So I was plenty warm, and this skirt does look pretty good (if entirely unpractical) blowing around in a snowstorm.

Day-180

DAY 180 – JANUARY 27th

Hand-knit Sweater Dress
Black Tank Top
Black Tights
Various Rings

And then the next day (Tuesday) I hid inside all day, with lots of tea & knitting.

Day-181

DAY 181 – JANUARY 28th

Deconstructed Black Sweater
Not-So-Straightforward Basic Purple Sweater
Black Tank Top
Graphic Silk Circle Skirt
Black Leggings
Brown Boots
Various Rings

The best sweater I have for layering on top of other sweaters is this deconstructed, sewn, sweater – maybe my wardrobe plan should include another one or two sewn sweaters – because (unlike in knitting) sewing over-sized sweaters isn’t actually that much more work than sewing close fitting sweaters.

Day-182

DAY 182 – JANUARY 29th

The First of Many Archer Button Up Shirt
Black Scarf
Black Tank Top
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black Tights
Brown Boots
Various Rings

This is actually not what I ended up wearing yesterday. After I took this photo (which I always try and do right before I leave the apartment) I changed into my Versio Sweater, and wore that instead, since I was already running a little late I didn’t have time to take a new photo. Oops.

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