Oh, I am in a much better mood today since my family turned up here last night... I swear I was getting a minor case of ...something mental... here all by my lonesome and carrying on one-sided conversations with the dog; her contribution was just supportive tail-wagging and loyal loving looks... kinda like one of those weird psychological films.
So I apologise sincerely for any escalating grumpiness over the past few days.
Last evening while internetting by myself, I discovered an awesome blog, makeshift, where a clothing designer went for a year wearing only items of clothing made by herself, including shoes and underwear, oh and sunglasses too!! I only wish I had discovered her at the beginning of her journey as her year is now over and she doesn't seem to be making many entries in her blog since she finished a few months ago. Such an impressive feat; and not only has her determination inspired me but I adore all her clothes and designs, she looks modern, comfortable and edgy in all her outfits. I want to be edgier too now, my current clothes are boring me at the mo. Practicality is winning out over style here...
The concept of going all self-made is something I've toyed with in my own head before, although not to the extreme of making my own shoes; this is beyond my capabilities. Not to mention I love my current shoe collection too much... Though, is there a shoe-making course to be found in Perth...?
I am going to give this some thought. I do think I could go a year all self-made. Bar shoes, oh and underwear ... as I don't see the point of making a new set of underwear when I have perfectly servicable set already. Plus I'm not convinced making underwear is an interesting or worthwhile fashion statement. I'll only go to this extreme the day I can't find underwear made in Australia anymore...
In my initial excitement I pondered doing this beginning the 1st January 2011, but realistically this will not work as we have an overseas skiing trip planned for January and I couldn't possibly make my own snow-worthy gear... well, not in time. I'm sure it is possible and some clever seamstresses out there have probably done it but for the climate where I live it just wouldn't be worth my effort, honestly. It has never snowed here in the history of time and probably isn't going to any time soon.
Keep you posted.
Shorts; Burda 7723, white linen
Top; Country Road
Cardigan; my own design, jersey knit