The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made.
It’s a year long experiment in getting dressed without clothing labels –
it’s a year about noticing patterns, trying things, and observing what happens.
Day 219 – Saturday, March 7th
archer button up shirt // black tank top // cascading flowers skirt
bead crochet bracelets // various rings
Day 223 – Wednesday, March 11th
handknit sweater dress // black tank top // black tights
When I started the self-made wardrobe I had a few loose goals in the back of my mind, but I intentionally didn’t set any super specific goals.*
*because my wardrobe & I are grand adventuresses!
And 7 months in, with no specific plan, I’ve accomplished 2 of those things. Yay!
Having said that, I’m setting a couple loose flexible goals for the last 5 months of the self-made wardrobe. I talked a briefly about most of these goals in the January wrap up over on the selfmadewardrobe.com blog, but I wanted to expand on them and add a couple more here.
Goal 1: another chunky sweater. Kind of like my deconstructed sweater, I want something chunky, warm and cozy – that will work over other sweaters for the rest of the winter, but that will also act as a spring jacket once it gets warm enough to put my alpaca coat away (soon, I hope.)
In the interest of time, I want to sew this instead of knitting it and in the interest of versatility I want it to be a cardigan. (This could also be a straight up spring jacket – but in the long run, I think I’ll get more wear out of the sweater.)
Goal 2: another light, thin, long sleeved pullover. The purple sweater I’m finishing now will fit this bill quite nicely.
Goal 3: another 3 − 4 quick, easy, simple, wonderful skirts. I haven’t felt the desire to sew anything for awhile, this winter has made me want to curl up and knit more than anything else. But with the promise of spring I’ve started sitting down at my sewing machine again.
Goal 4: jeans. I know – damn bloody record over here. But I have the pattern. I have the fabric. I just need to sit down at the machine…
Goal 5: looking forward to summer. Skirts. Dresses. Tank tops. Yes please! (This isn’t really a goal, it’s more like a “yay summer!” thought.)
It’s funny. I originally wrote out these goals a couple weeks ago, and since then have made substantial progress on both my purple sweater (it’s ready have the ends woven in!) and my jeans (they’re constructed! so now they just need a waistband & finishing!)
I guess writing down goals (when they’re thoughtful, aligned, centered goals) really does work…