Maintaining a self-made wardrobe can be exhausting, don’t you think? Even though I’m pretty sure the pieces I’ve made are generally better-constructed and burlier than ready-to-wear pieces, I still feel like I should hand-wash them. Here they are, getting ready for the final week of Me-Made-May 2012! I think the week for solid repeats is finally upon us.
Both MMM ’11 and ’12 have helped me practice non-attachment with garments I’ve made and bought; I’m going to march this pile of self-mades and thrifted pieces to Buffalo Exchange and/or the Goodwill with the intention of making room of even better-fitting, more-functional, beautiful clothing.
Nothing is more irritating to me than obligation clothing: things I’ve made or thrifted that stare at me accusingly when I open my closet and pass them by yet again.
Do you care for your self-made clothing differently than your ready-to-wear pieces? Do you have a favorite way to find new wearers for projects that just don’t get worn?