Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wardrobe Refashion Pledge
Seeing as I have amassed such a stash of lovely fabric that I can't even fit it in a steamer trunk (yes, I have an ancient steamer trunk in my sewing/yoga/bellydance room, so I mean this literally), it seems prudent to actually turn the fabric into wearable apparel. How fortunate that I tripped across a blog that offers the motivation to toss myself off the retail/consumer treadmill and onto the road of creative clothing expression, aka refashioning. To that end, I gladly take this pledge:
I, Kate, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate or 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, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!
As an addendum to this pledge, I vow not to purchase any new fabric, unless I need it to complete a project for which I have the other materials needed. I also vow to limit my trips to Goodwill or other thrift stores to one per calendar month for the duration of this pledge.
Note: In case you're curious, the Wardrobe Refashion pledge does allow for the purchase of new shoes and undergarments, although pledgers are encouraged to take a stab at making those themselves, too!
This pledge technically took effect January 1. I'll have you know that it was quite difficult to not walk into Banana Republic yesterday to check out their sale. But I abstained, like a good little refashionista. Yay me!