Posts Tagged ‘Wardrobe Refashion’

Goal setting…keep me accountable!

September 12, 2009

I have to make a pledge to do a project….I signed up for Wardrobe Refashion not too long ago and haven’t exactly done much of my own refashioning.  Instead I’ve been focusing on the M and J Designs Etsy shop and other mundane, daily life stuff.  So……..

If I don’t pledge here and tell everyone, I think I may not do a few of the projects in my head…so, here goes:

I pledge that in the next week I will
* apply hot pink skull and crossbone appliques to the elbows of a plain grey hoodie

* restitch the hems on my favorite blue Royal Robbins shirt

* shorten two almost ankle length dresses that I LOVE but don’t wear because of the length

* make journal covers for all of my son’s journals (he has about six…)

* make new scarves for myself and my son using black polarfleece and fabric from a pair of black and white pinstriped pants

There…now I HAVE to do it! 🙂

Rejoined Wardrobe Refashion

September 2, 2009

I just rejoined Wardrobe Refashion, committing to a 2 month pledge. To learn more about WR, click on the link in the blog roll.

To read my introductory post, go to: http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/2009/09/giving-it-another-go.html

Happy reading!

I almost forgot! I took the Wardrobe Refashion Pledge!

August 16, 2009

I pledged to a two month commitment at Wardrobe Refashion!  If you don’t know what Wardrobe Refashion is, it is a multi-authored blog of people who commit for varying lengths of time to not buy any new clothing for themselves (and in some cases for family members as well) but instead, they make their own or refashion what they already have or what they have thrifted.

Since I’m trying to save money for New York and grad school now seemed like the perfect time to take the pledge!  In fact, here is the pledge itself:

I, Malea, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 / 4 / 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed Malea.

I am pledging for a two month commitment that will include myself and JP.  I recently counted his short sleeved t-shirts…he has so many that he could wear a different one every day for a month and have no repeats!  He has plenty of pants, shorts, long sleeve shirts, etc also!

As for my own wardrobe?  I’ve got plenty of clothes but a few things need a little help…a few repairs, a few refashions, good to go!