Wardrobe Refashion, day 1! February 1, 2007

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So I squeaked in just before the cutoff and officially joined the Wardrobe Refashion community! I was a bit nervous about committing to buying no new/manufactured clothing whatsoever (although shoes, lingerie, and handmade pieces are all excepted, plus there’s an out for sports or work necessities) for the next four months, but in the company of crafty types like Kayte, Nancy, Kari, and Linda, I’m very inspired to give it my best shot.


I, Susan, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

Signed, susan.

Now I am extra excited to refashion some old things I’m bored with, and whip up something new from my fabric stash (the owls, maybe?). This is the first dress I want to sew (the pink version with short sleeves):

My first Wardrobe Refashion project

I’ll be posting pictures in the Wardrobe Refashion flickr pool as I go, but in the meantime, here are four things I’ve made semi-recently: the dresses were sewn from patterns (the one on the left is a vintage Simplicity, and the one on the right is a Betsy Ross Charmed dress), and the skirts are both refashioned vintage. I love sewing and I’m excited to have some chances to make (or remake) some cool things instead of buying more and more.

Four recent handmade things

So I figure if I can stay the heck out of H+M when I’m in New York next week, I’m good… wish me luck!

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