For the past 2 or 3 months i've been feeling blah about the clothes in my wardrobe. There's quite a mismatch of things in there, some i love, some i don't, some don't fit well, some i wear over and over and some just shouldn't be in there!
I haven't sewn much over the past few months, kids on school holidays and working on Handmakers Factory were my priority, but i was also feeling uninspired and cluttered. My routine has changed and with it the clothes i'm wearing. I have too many clothes, mostly made by me or refashioned in some way but my taste has changed over time and things aren't working well together. I need to cull my wardrobe and i've been putting it off.
Today i came across Project 333 via TinkerMaker and i had that 'AHA!' moment. The aim of Project 333 is to live for 3 months with 33 items of clothing (including shoes and accessories, not include pyjamas, workout clothes, wedding rings or underwear). The rest of your clothes are put into a box and taped up. Every 3 months you reasses your 33 items, changing them with things in the box and discarding the things you don't wear. See here for more guidelines. I think it's a great idea and while i may not stick with all the guidelines i think it will help me to put together a more wearable wardrobe.
I'm going to start over the weekend by sorting my wardrobe into piles:
- Possible 33
- Op shop
- Store (things i don't wear often but want to keep and clothes i've made and want to keep for my girls when they grow up)
I'll assess what is in my 'Possible 33' pile and make decisions about what i may need to make (or even buy). This should stop me from making those impulse sewing decisions (that and i'm no longer surrounded by all the temptation at Tessuti!).