Monday, January 07, 2008

Wardrobe Makeover-A Beginning

I have purged my closet of all garments that just don't work. Anything that doesn't fit,is the wrong color,or is just butt ugly has been given the boot. I also did this with my dresser drawers and it leaves me with a lot of empty drawer and half of a closet to refill with better choices.
My daughter helped me with this task and some of her comments(usually said during fit of laughter) about these clothing mistakes were: "Ugly,skanky and "Mom,what were you thinking!" I took a few pictures of some of the clothes I got rid of. Just to give y'all some laughs.Here are my clothing confessions. The Tye dyed t-shirt created during a workshop.This just represents one of 27 tired shapeless t-shirts. The short negligee with furry stuff. This thing is 12 years old and a size 10.Last of all,my muu-muu ,which I wore after I brought my newborn daughter home, 12 years ago.I've been wearing this thing every Saturday and Sunday morning since then. I know it's a shame.
First of all I'm in need of some basics: Black pants,black dress,white shirt and a red dress (Yes, this is a basic that should be in every woman's wardrobe.) Now I don't want to make the basics back to back. I think that could get a little boring. I need plenty of artsy accent pieces that are truly me. So I'll alternate between basics and accents.
First, the black pants.I have selected the Plaza Pants from the Sewing Workshop pattern collection. I have purchased a lightweight wool blend which should drape and press nicely.
I'm off to the cutting table.


KimT said...

looking forward to watching your progress on this. The confessions are hilarious. I think i need to do the same thing asap.

Faye Lewis said...

You are really off to a good start knocking off those wardrobe goals. How can you part with your mumu. I have one very simular to it myself (lol).

Sheila said...

Enjoyed your wardrobe resolution... but seriously every woman has to have a mu Looking forward to your collection.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I had one of those muu-muu dresses in my closet until a few years ago and I probably bought it when one of my daughters was first born! So I understand the comfort factor and how it stayed around so long! :)

You are on your way to having a wonderful new closet! Just remember that it takes time and to be specific when sewing and buying for it! And believe it or not, I am just getting to the place where I am satisfied with mine. It is well worth the effort and the journey!