Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Challenge

Going back to school with a bunch of kids I really am self conscious about my wardrobe. Not having a lot of money, esp. since buying my books, I've got a plan to get what I want for my budget. The budget....$50! Sounds unreasonable, but I have a couple of things on my side:
1. I'm lucky
2. I'm very frugal
3. I have no problem shopping second hand
4. I can sew
5. I can knit
6. I have an amazing talent to make the unreasonable happen

Ok that being said, I'll let you in on my technique. I've drawn up a complete wardrobe. Most taken from ideas in catalogs, so these are what I'd get if I had unlimited money. Then I online and printed up fabric swatches of what I think would work for the styles I picked out so that they'd all go together well. Now I need to evaluate the fabrics I have, and acquire new fabrics to make what I want. If I'm lucky I will be able to find whole articles similar to my sketches for cheap. My wardrobe will consist of:
9 shirts
3 dresses
4 pants
1 sweater
2 skirts
3 jackets

And if I'm lucky I can get a pair of boots too!

I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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