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I’m restarting & restructuring the self-made wardrobe project. Whee!

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August 1st, I’m hitting the restart button on The Self-Made Wardrobe. Unpausing the project.
Picking up the idea again.

The Self-Made Wardrobe project is a project where I only wear garments made by me, for an entire year.

I originally started it June 1st, but put it on pause because of health stuff, and bedbugs. Turns out that it’s really hard to make clothes while all your fabric is sealed away in plastic bags (bedbugs) and you’re lying on the couch feeling like complete crap (health stuff.) The health stuff is now sorted out, and the bedbug stuff is wrapping up over the next day or two (fingers crossed).

So! I’m restarting the Self-Made Wardrobe project August 1st!
(the day after my birthday…)

But this time with a bit of restructuring.
I’m trying to make it more sustainable.
More interesting.
More helpful.
More inspiring.
With more fun, less stress. (yes please!)

So, I’ll be moving the self-made wardrobe project to this blog (instead of trying to maintain this blog, and a blog for the self-made wardrobe project.)

I’ll be doing a once a week outfit roundups, and there will probably be some more sewing in Wednesday’s “what I’m working on” posts.

But this will be in addition to the knitting projects and content, because I’m certainly not going to stop knitting anytime soon.

I’ll be adding some sewing & styling posts in with the knitting posts, but the lace and the shawls aren’t going anywhere. I just wanted to give ya’ll heads up.

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Let’s do this.


A Pile of Yarn

pile of yarn

Who doesn’t love a big pile of yarn sitting on their desk?

From top to bottom, left to right:
1. Reywa Fibers “Bloom” (50%/50& yak/silk) colorway ‘Wild Orchid’
2. Koigu “Lace Merino” (100% merino) colorway ‘L3667’
3. Julie Asselin “Merletto” (75% merino/15% cashmere/10% silk) colorway ‘Dapple Grey’
4. Sweet Georgia “Merino Silk Lace” (50%/50% wool/silk) colorway ‘autumn flame’
5. Cascade Yarns “Forest Hills” (51% silk, 49% wool) colorway ’16’ (I did a review of this yarn a couple months ago)
6. Fiberspates “Scrumptious Lace” (45% silk, 55% merino) colorway ‘80502’

I agreed to knit a some lace swatches for my LYS, so I have this pile of lace weight sitting on my desk waiting for me to swatch and play with. yay!


Introducing the Self-Made Wardrobe

Self-Made Wardrobe

I want to tell you about a kind of crazypants, new project I’m doing. I mentioned it in Friday’s finished object post, but I want to tell you more about it.

I am going to wear an entirely self-made wardrobe for an entire year. That means, for a year, I’m going to only be wearing clothes I’ve made.

Yea, only clothes I’ve made. For an entire year.

I said it was a little crazypants, didn’t I?

The project is called The Self-Made Wardrobe, and it’s got it’s own blog over at, where I’ll be posting all about making clothes, loving your wardrobe, fashion, identity, and wearing things we love, along with the clothes I make, and the clothes I wear. All focused around building a wardrobe to house the world that is me, and all written in a non-shallow, non-fussy way. I’ll also be writing a serial book, all about helping you build a wardrobe to house the world that is you.

I’ll still be here knitting my crazy shawls, writing patterns, writing books, but I’ll also be posting some sweater knitting as well, and maybe only working on one or two shawls at any one time (instead, oh say, five.)

I’ll also be pulling out some seriously old works in progress.
Like this sweater. And this one. (which I last blogged about in June of 2012…)

You can read more about the project here.
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Come over and check it out, or at least look at the oodles of  fabric I picked up this weekend.