Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SWAP part one.....or, "Out of the Rut"



This the the tough part.


I went thru my closet this week and got rid of everything that did not fit, was out of style (that's out of *my* style), washed me out colorwise, and was too bloody uncomfortable to wear sensibly.

Which means I now have no clothing.

Like, nothing.

For real.

I have about ten items that don't match.

So.....I have been living in poorly-fitting jeans and an old flannel the last few days, thinking "Poo! Poo! Poo!!"

Clothes are a good thing to have. Especially clothes that make you feel good....and make you feel as though your outward appearance is a truthful expression of your inward selfy-self.
According to this philosophy, my inner self is a washed-up, sloppy grunge chick.

This lit a tremendous fire under my ass.

After I stopped feeling sorry for myself, I marched into the sewing room and began a mock up of a simple 1950's blouse.

I have the fabric on hand for a nice olive twill raised-waist pencil skirt to match said blouse, and to match two other shirts I plan to make this week.

I also have the fabric to make another skirt that will match those two blouses.....and pants that will match them.....etc etc etc.

So begins the journey.

Photos to follow soon.
:)

3 comments:

Packrat said...

Send some fire this way, would you? Glad to hear you are alive. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your finished products.

Maricou said...

I can't wait to see the pictures

nancy said...

You GO, girl! You are my inspiration. I've attacked my closet, but I haven't been as brave as you. I just posted a "before" picture of my sewing room though...and it's scary!