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I’m racing through a new sweater, and living in my purple sweater – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 28

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-190

DAY 190 – FEBRUARY 6th

Transitional Weather Sweater
Black Tank Top
Cascading Flowers Skirt
Grey Tights
Various Rings

I’ve said this before, but this is the perfect sweater for days spent working at home. I originally knit it for spring & fall, but it’s turning out to also be a fantastic sweatshirt substitute. The weight is just right, the zipper is fantastic, and the hood makes it feel that much more cozy.

Day-191

DAY 191 – FEBRUARY 7th

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

I’m going to apologize in advance for how much I wore this sweater this week, but it’s pretty much perfect for this weather.

Day-192

DAY 192 – FEBRUARY 8th

Transitional Weather Sweater
Black Tank Top
Birds & Wheels Flare Skirt
Grey Tights
Various Rings

This skirt is one of the 1/2 a dozen or so pieces I came into this self-made wardrobe challenge having already made. It’s not my usual style, and I haven’t worn it much in the past couple years, so it feels good to pull it back out every now and then.

Day-193

DAY 193 – FEBRUARY 9th

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

This sweater is perfect for this weather, because it’s thin enough to work amazingly well outside under all of my “standard winter layers” (coat, scarfs, mittens, etc.), and at the same time it’s not so warm that I’m over heating when I get inside.

Day-194

DAY 194 – FEBRUARY 10th

Blue & Green Archer Button Up Shirt
Black Tank Top
Black Scarf
Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit
Black & White Striped Tights
Various Rings

New tights! (and kind of crazy hair). I’ve been trying to play catch up with finished project photos, and finally figured out a way to make a matte black maxi skirt look a little more interesting – add striped tights! So you can expect a post about my Black Maxi Skirt with a Slit sometime next week.

Day-195

DAY 195 – FEBRUARY 11th

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

Again, I know I’ve talked about it before, but the combination of simple shaping, and knitting with two strands of lace weight yarn, really is what makes this sweater so amazingly wearable.

Day-196

DAY 196 – FEBRUARY 12th

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

Since I’m basically living in this sweater, I cast on another sweater using the “simple shaping + 2 strands of lace weight + excellent color” formula, and I’m racing through it. Wednesday I was to the waist, last night I finished the body, and I’m hoping to start the sleeves tonight. Basically, I’m hauling ass through this sweater.

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