anyone who knows me knows i love clothing. and not just in a protects you against the elements and from embarassing nakedness kind of way. i love clothes. i always have. when i was younger i used to pour over fashion magazines like i was studying for a test. and its only now that i realize how much my love for old movies when i was a kid informed my sense of style now. i love vintage and thrift. i love anthropologie but occasionally i feel that look is too precious. and too expensive. forth and towne is a new found love but again, awfully expensive and a little conservative. i love the librarian look with a bit of a twist. i love knee length skirts and wear them almost every day. i love odd color combinations. i love details.
also, i have an odd body. which can complicate matters immensely.
so, i when i learned how to sew a year and a half ago I had every intention of starting to make my own skirts. finding a pattern that worked and going with it. i purchased a bunch of patterns which i thought could be THE ONE. and then i stumbled onto sew what? skirts. loved it.
and then i discovered the wardrobe refashion blog and was inspired. so inspired i've revamped two old skirts and sewn 4 (FOUR SKIRTS that fit perfectly). i also resumed knitting a sweater that i'd been neglecting forever.
then there was a post on whipup saying the deadline for new wardrobe refashion pledges was rapidly approaching. why not i thought? when faced with the 2, 4 or 6 month challenge, i took the plunge. SIX MONTHS.
six months with no clothing purchases. this will either be one of the happiest periods of my adult life (save $$$, no horrible dressing room mirrors, consume less, etc.) or... well, let's just not go there now...