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May
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I certainly don’t have the most conventional wardrobe – The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 40

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-274

Day 274 – Friday, May 1st
Archer button up // black tank top // jeans
black scarf // black flats // bead crochet bracelets // various rings

Day-275

Day 275 – Saturday, May 2nd
2nd purple pullover // black tank top // pirate skirt
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // wedge sandals

Day-276

Day 276 – Sunday, May 3rd
jade cropped sweater // black tank top // cascading flowers skirt
black scarf // bead crochet bracelets // various rings // black flats

Day-277

Day 277 – Monday, May 4th
Archer button up shirt // black tank top // jeans
robot necklace // bead crochet bracelets // various rings // black booties

Day-278

Day 278 – Tuesday, May 5th
boring black sweater // black tank top // black maxi skirt
robot clock necklace // bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-279

Day 279 – Wednesday, May 6th
Archer button up // black tank top // jeans
pocket watch necklace // bead crochet bracelets // rings // black flats

Day-280

Day 280 – Thursday, May 7th
jade cropped sweater // black tank top // cascading flowers skirt
black scarf // bracelets // various rings // black flats

Hello Week 40.
I can’t quite believe we’ve been doing this for 40 weeks…
I’m beginning to be able to see the end of the montage
(at least this particular montage).

I was thinking about this the other day and realizing that much my wardrobe falls into a handful of categories:

The pieces I hated making, and love wearing.
Like my boring black sweater.

The pieces I liked making, and love wearing.
Most of my sweaters and skirts fall into this category.

The pieces I enjoyed making, didn’t think I was going to like wearing, but really like wearing.
Like my Versio sweater, and my sweater dress.

The pieces that had (what felt like) a million and a half stops & starts.
Both Archer button up shirts, and my jeans.

The pieces that took 30 seconds (at least it felt that way) to make.
My deconstructed sweater, my black & white vine print skirt.

Jean substitutes. (the skirts that substituted for jeans and are taking a well deserved break now that I have jeans.)
My black maxi skirt, and graphic silk circle skirt.

Clothing patterns I need a million more of (aka “Wardrobe Staples”)
Archers, silk circle skirts, easy maxi skirts, jeans, black tank tops.

They’re not the most conventional categories – but then again, why make your own clothing if you’re looking for conventionality.

4 Responses

  1. Now that’s it’s starting to get warmer, better get going on those tank tops!

    I think the staples are the hardest in a handmade wardrobe. I get so bored making the same thing over and over again, yet they are the things that I wear the most. Also my list looks almost exactly like yours. I definitely need more jeans, Archers, and black tank tops!

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