Tag Archives: I hate Clothes Challenge

Considering Style Elements: 10 Tips

You don’t need to define your style. You can refine your style instead. Copying a “style” may not get you where you need to be. It won’t tell you how to integrate more than one style. Instead, find what suits you, what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. Then practice putting those elements together to create your style. Continue reading

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I hate Clothes Challenge: One Year Later

Fall days when a brisk walk through nippy air can be balanced by a  warm cup of tea drunk while snuggled under a handmade quilt near a roaring fire are my happy place.  Those walks are less pleasant in a sleeveless shirt or wrapped in a quilt, so … Continue reading

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I hate Clothes Challenge: S*** I Don’t Want to Deal With aka Sewing Makes Me Happy

$3 worth of fabric purchased on clearance at Old Navy. They “fit” I can put them on and button them up.  I really don’t miss ready to wear. Sewing makes me happy because of all the things I can fix. … Continue reading

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i hate clothes challenge: Color and Style

Portable Color Pallete and Baby Toy Are you following the Collete Wardrobe Architect Series?  It’s a little too clothes related for me.  That must sound odd, but my hatred of clothes shopping means that I don’t build outfits at Polyvore.  … Continue reading

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Guilt Free Sewing, Now with Dental Floss

       Original Dress              +              Skirt Extension               =               New Dress Some time ago I learned the zigzag method of gathering and I have used it since.  I even shared it with you when during the last KCW when I … Continue reading

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Pattern Dreams and Me-Made Acquisitions

It may sound odd to acquire me-made things, but in order for me-made to happen there is a lot of shopping for patterns, material and notions. Pattern Dreams have begun to transition into a me-made wardrobe. Continue reading

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I hate clothes Challenge: Foundations

Kids’ Clothes Week was a little distracting, but I have been dreamily looking at patterns, buying material, making alterations, acquiring some pieces in keeping with my wardrobe plan and generally putt-putt-putting along.  If you are following me on my Handmade Wardrobe Board … Continue reading

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