what is wardrobe refashion? it's essentially a pledge to make your own or recycle/refashion clothing that you have already in your closet, or thrift, instead of buying new clothing, in an effort to be creative and thrifty, and i suppose, make a smaller footprint on the planet.
so, as i stated in a post to the group, my intention behind committing to this project is as follows:
in the past year, due to some major life changes, i have gotten away from sewing and designing. those life changes include a very difficult cross country move from NYC to SF and working. also, i got a little obsessed with the knitting, to a fault!
after observing wardrobe refashion since last year, i decided i would give it a go, starting with a 2 month commitment.
i'm starting with 2 months, but may continue it past that commitment on my own, depending on how it goes.
as part of this commitment, i'd like to: -save money. -although thrifting is okay, i'd like to make a commitment to thrift less, perhaps limit it to 2-4x a month because i thrift too much! -design pieces (woven and knit) to compliment my body and wardrobe, and execute those designs, finally making use of my learned and inate skills, damnit! -use up my sick piles of fabric and yarn (see also: thrifting less, as to not add more fabric to the pile)
sewing/designing will commence very soon...my patternmaking table broke in a glorious crash this past sunday and i'm waiting on a new one to be shipped to me within a few weeks. i had really wanted to get started soon...but alas.
in the meantime, however...knitting with stash! yes, yes, more knitting. i'm BAD.
i'm working on this sweatervest dress from the fall 2006 issue of knit 1. the pattern calls for lion brand's homespun, but i hate that yarn so much i'd rather knit with razor wire. it's absolutely horrid to knit with, and is acrlyic/polyester to boot. life is too short to knit with synthetics, people!
so i'm using a huge lot of lamb's pride bulky wool/mohair i've had for years instead, and i'm doing my own stripe interpretation. i'll keep you all posted on my progress, of course. this one may take a while...