I do love a challenge so i have joined Morwhenna from Bags of Love's
I have agreed to not buy any new clothes for a year from nov 1st 2012 to nov 1st 2013 (with the exceptions of footwear and underwear, although i shall attempt to make some knickers! and thrift some footwear)
So what does this mean?
- I shall wear what i have and make my 'wardrobe' work harder.
- I shall look after and repair my clothes.
- when i need something i shall either buy second hand from thrift shops, car boot fairs and ebay, upcycle and refashion clothes i have or second hand ones i buy, or get creative making clothes from scratch. I am hoping to use fabrics i have (i have a lot) but will buy new if neccesary and try to source more ethically produced fibres too.
Morwhenna has set up a facebook group and blog so we can follow her progress. If you would like to join in the challenge then do share your journey on the facebook page too. About 20 people are now participating in' Love what you wear', so there will be lots of moral support and sharing of ideas.
In the last few months i have been collecting inspiration pins on clothes refashioning ideas for a make do and mend course I will be running next spring so this challenge has come at the perfect time. I have always loved buying from charity shops and can make clothes too (trained as a costume maker). My main concern is that i often have little time, but i am determined that this is what i would like to do from now on so i am pleased that this project will give me the final push to start experimenting.
i hope that by participating i will become mindful of how much i actually need, learn to be more resourceful , learn some new creative skills and meet some lovely likeminded folk too x
i think some swishing events may be involved too : )