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.
Lots of repeats this week – that’s because I spent the long weekend at TNNA + travel days. Like I do for every trip, I packed at the last minute and instead of planning outfits – I just threw my most comfortable pieces of clothing in a bag and walked out the door…
That included: both my archers, my blue kimono, all my black tank tops, my jeans, my vine print skirt, and my black maxi skirt.
The grab comfortable clothes & walk out the door has always been my packing strategy, which is a pretty laid back strategy, but I was amazed that packing for this trip (with a 100% handmade wardrobe) was even easier then packing for any previous trip (with a small but not handmade wardrobe).
Maybe it’s because I made all my clothes and therefore know everything about them, or maybe it’s because I’ve been wearing the same tiny wardrobe for 10 months now – but there was no question about what I was going to pack – which was pretty neat.
(I did at the last minute throw my graphic silk circle skirt & my cascading flowers skirt into the bag – “just in case” – but never pulled them out & didn’t need them.)
PS. if I ever thought finding photography angles in my NYC apartment was hard, it’s nothing compared to a hotel room.