The Self-Made Wardrobe Week 10

The Self-Made Wardrobe is a project where I only wear garments I’ve made, for one year.
You can read more about the project, and catch up on past posts, here.


Week 10 is finished! And I’m trying something a little bit different with the post this week. So leave a comment, and let me know what you think.

Day 64 – 10/3: black tank, black maxi, blue kimono, bead crochet necklace, black flats, various rings

Day 65 – 10/4: black tank, black & white 2 layer circle skirt, white maxi pinned up (new!), blue kimono, my default long necklace, sneakers, various rings

Day 66 – 10/5: black tank, cascading flowers skirt, blue kimono, black flats, default long necklace, various rings

Day 67 – 10/6: black tank, gingham skirt, jersey vest, brown boots, little princess necklace, various rings

Day 68 – 10/7: black tank, black maxi, blue kimono, black flats, default long necklace, various rings

Day 69 – 10/8: hand-knit brown/pink/green dress, white maxi, mustard wedges, tiny elephant necklace, various rings

Day 70 – 10/9: black tank, Versio pullover, black & white 2 layer circle skirt, sneakers, bicycle necklace

My blue kimono is kind of completely perfect for this sort of in between weather – most days it wasn’t cold enough for a full sweater, but not warm enough for just a tank top.

I’ve been wanting another full maxi skirt for awhile now – so Saturday morning I pulled this ancient white fabric out from my fabric stash, and made a white maxi length skirt in the same style as my cascading flowers skirt (the one I wore practically every other day throughout August). This new skirt is light and airy (though somewhat sheer), so it makes a fantastic underskirt – which is excellent because that’s what I want it to be.

The pink/brown/green knitted dress is one of the first things I made for the first iteration of this project (way back in May…). I haven’t worn it before, because I was planning on over dyeing it. That obviously hasn’t happened, and the colors are starting to grow on me. They’re interesting, if nothing else.

And my Versio sweater is done! Done. Done. Done. It’s lovely. It’s warm. More pictures, thoughts, and a full post forthcoming.
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What do you think about this post format?

I think it helps highlight the clothes – and it keeps me from talking incessantly about the weather – but I’d love to know your opinion.

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2 Responses

  1. I think it’s a little hard to follow which outfit you’re talking about in the bottom paragraphs, and it’s difficult to see details in the group photo. Perhaps putting the relevant text right below the photos it is referring would help? It would be fun to link back to posts about each piece you made, too, especially the ones you wear a lot (like the black tank).

    1. Holly

      Thank you so much for the feedback Alica!

      I can see how it’d be hard to follow the outfits, with the text being separate from the words. Especially when you don’t know my closet – because of course *I* know what I’m wearing. 🙂
      I’ll try something different for next week.

      And I’m really glad to hear posts about specific garments would be interesting, because I’m working on writing & photographing some! (yay!)

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