My current wardrobe is a mixture of handmade, vintage, and store-bought items.
I started this project by going through my clothing and clearing out anything that doesn’t fit, including some handmade items (no giant trash bags of clothing here, though. I didn’t own that much stuff, to begin with). I’ve been thinking about doing this project for a long time and have been waiting on replacing worn out items until now. To avoid unnecessary waste, I will phase out any store-bought items that still fit me as they reach the end of their lifespan.
I have 92 clothing items in total, including summer and winter clothes. When I looked at what I own, I was actually embarrassed. For starters, 36 of those items are workout clothes. I do a lot of hot yoga, but still: that’s 39%! These items fall more on the athletic side of the “athleisure” continuum and aren’t really for wearing outside (not that I don’t try on occasion). I kept 11 handmade items, representing only 12%.
- Office wear – a trench coat, pencil skirts, blouses, etc.
- Coats of all kinds. I have worn my winter coats to death and don’t currently own one.
- At least one swimsuit. I don’t own even one of those either. And I live by the ocean!
- PJs. Wow, they’re threadbare. Let’s make some pyjamas.
- Knitwear of all kinds and weights.
- Bras. I’ve never made one before, but I’ve been enviously following along with all the lovely makes I’ve seen online.
- Leisure wear. I am in need of comfy clothes! I keep commandeering my partner’s t-shirts and sweaters, much to his chagrin.
- Jeans. As in, I only have 1 pair of jeans and they need to be replaced.
- Dresses. I have a few formal ones, but they certainly aren’t for running to the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning.