I lurked on the Wardrobe Refashion '06 blog from the time it began. I was completely smitten with the concept - just didn't think I had the chops to pull it off.
Now that I'm feeling a little more adept at the sewing machine and am, in fact, getting as obsessed with possible sewing projects as I am with knitting projects, I've decided I think I can do this. So when Wardrobe Refashion '07 was unveiled, I jumped in. I only took the 2-month pledge for starters (there are also 4-month and 6-month options), but I can always re-up.
I, earthchick, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 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, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!
Isn't it a cool concept? I'm way excited!
And of course, my "to make" list is longer than ever, since I'm planning on doing this not only for myself but also for the boys. (I think My Old Man is well-enough covered clotheswise for now). Of course, it's not like I would ordinarily be buying a ton of clothes in just a two-month timeframe (now if I had done the 4-month, that would've been a bigger challenge, what with the warmer weather arriving and the boys probably needing new sizes in warm weather clothing). The main thing for me is that Easter is coming up, and I hope to craft Easter outfits for the boys and me.
So that's what I'm doing.
Oh, and there's a wee bit of knitting news to report, but I'll save it for its own post. Hope all of you are staying warm - it's freakin' COLD here! (yay for wool!)
edited to add: Check out this contest. Thanks to schrodinger for putting out the word.