Let's be honest girls...we buy too many clothes. This year I have decided to put an end to my constant clothing consumption and re-invent, re-work and recycle my own wardrobe and the wardrobes around me. I will only wear clothes made by my own hands, exchanged / borrowed from a friend (or friendly stranger) or salvaged secondhand. And so starts my good fashion choices, even if I'm only making them for myself.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I'm now two weeks into this little challenge of mine and I have my first official clothing NEED! With summer finally showing up the nights are getting a little hot for my liking. Especially because I don't have any summer PJs. There was only so far my ratty old t-shirts were going to take me this season and the rest of my sleep wear is, shall I say, not appropriate to stumble to the bathroom in, at 7am (when I live with two boys) . So I cut up an old cotton dress (thanks mum) and cut out a pattern from an old pair of pants (thanks again mum). I added a draw string and some edging lace and now I'm counting sheep in couture.
Amelia comes from a family of dressmakers, tailors and designers who, for generations have been making beautiful, unique clothes. Following suit (pun intended) she got herself a Fashion Design Diploma and a spare room full of every sort of fabric you can imagine, which was sitting in neat piles on the shelf while she payed good money to buy readymade garments and look like everyone else. Well not anymore...