Wardrobe Architecture – Phase 1: The Sorting OutPosted: January 19, 2014
Ok, so last week I sorted through the 3 chests of drawers, and got rid of The Heap. Today I started looking through the long and short wardrobes. So far: 2 bags to charity, one to the tip, 24 spare hangers. Still a way to go. Sorting out is a long, hard slog.
There is also a ‘problem’ with my weight. I’m trying to lose some, for health reasons, and since new year I’ve dropped 3 Kgs. There’s a long way to go, (another 20kgs), but I have some really lovely size 14 clothes which I fitted (only briefly) a couple of years ago, and couldn’t bear to part with. Now there’s a possibility I might be able to get in them again, I’m even less inclined to get rid of them.
I invested the princely sum of £2.49 in a wardrobe management app for iphone/ipad called Stylebook . The idea being to photograph all my ‘me mades’, catalogue and construct outfits from them. There’s a calendar, so you can collect stats on what’s been worn most often etc. You can have it on your phone, so no excuses! Any impulse fabric purchases can be checked against ‘would it go with anything else I’ve made?’ I’m hoping this will be useful and not a waste of money, but for £2.49 I’m willing to risk it.
(Unfortunately I wasted half the afternoon photographing and uploading to a free app which did not work, so I’ll have to summon up the will to do it all again next weekend).
Sadly, it did seem glaringly and immediately obvious that nothing I’ve made actually ‘goes with’ anything else I’ve made. Too many busy busy patterns, too many random and just plain wrong colours, too many tops and not enough bottoms. It was a useful exercise, even to establish that much 😦
Yesterday I traced the Style Arc Linda Pants pattern, which I planned to sew today – then I realised I have not pre washed the fabric. So now, it’s back to the wardrobe sort out.