wardrobe refashion!

so, i've committed to wardrobe refashion for two months!

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.

yarn 1 knitting work in progress

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...