I’m getting ready for a two month pledge of not buying any new clothes. Starting May 1, I’m pledging to refashion what I already own. I can’t remember how I found Wardrobe Refashion, but I’m so glad I did. The projects are really inspiring!

I cleaned out my closet a few weeks ago and realized I have plenty of spring and summer clothes, but I’m not in love with a lot of them. Part of the reason is because what I really like I can’t seem to find in stores. I guess that’s the problem with reading all of the cool sewing books and blogs out there. I buy things that are practical. Things that look “fine.”

I want to love my clothes, though. I want them to fit well. Store bought always misses the mark for me with that. I want to take what I have and fix them so they are more than just “fine.”

I don’t think it will be hard to keep the pledge because I don’t really like clothes shopping. Thankfully, patterns aren’t on the “don’t” list. I’ve got a list of tops that I can’t wait to make. I’m just waiting for the next 99 cent Simpllicity sale so I can get started.

Anyone want to join me?

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One Response to wardrobe refashion preparations

  1. Sarah M says:

    hmm…looks like I’ve been on this pledge for awhile. Other than 3 shirts I bought at Old Navy (that were on serious clearance) from some birthday money…I haven’t bought new clothes in close to 6-7 months!
    It also helps when the only store I’d *really* like an outfit from is Anthropologie… of which I can’t afford!! :)
    Good luck, can’t wait to see what you make
    sarah