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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A new challenge

Inspiration! It just keeps coming. I have been following this blog for some time now. Renske decided to stow away her entire wardrobe, keep a few basics, and make her own clothes from now on. Below is a skirt she made. She is obviously an excellent seamstress, which must have made this decision not too hard on her.

As I was cleaning out my wardrobe last week and brought a whole 'pink bag' to the second-hand store, I discovered clothes I have barely worn since I bought them. This never used to happen to me when I was a student and had little money to spend on clothes! Being poor is a good thing regarding clothes: you only buy something when you really really want it. When I started earning money two years ago, this gradually changed. A few months ago I bought a sweater, and when I came home I realized I had no idea what it had cost me. I thought this to be quite shocking, and a clear sign of the change in my spending behaviour. Not a change for the better, I think. So, having this in mind and then reading about Renske's project made me want to do something about it.

Here's my challenge: I won't stow away everything I have at the moment, for I had just decided I should wear them more often. But from now on, I will not buy any clothes for at least a year. Any kind of clothing I lack, I just have to make myself. Too bad one of my favourite jeans just tore at the knee... But I have made clothes before, and on top of that I love to knit, so this should not be too big a problem. It's the no-shopping that will probably be the hardest part :).


  1. Wow, good luck with the challenge Lisa! I don't really have the same problem as you since I don't really earn money yet and because I spend all my money on photography ;)

  2. Wat leuk dat je m'n blog leest en dat het een inspiratie is! En ik ben natuurlijk benieuwd naar de resultaten.

  3. mooi geschreven lisa, en een toffe uitdaging!

  4. Thanks! Yes I passed, and am continuing! It's addictive :)


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