Wednesday, June 07, 2006

refashioning


It's June! Already! Goodness, I am having trouble keeping up. That calendar thing always bites me when I'm not looking.

Tomorrow I will post a picture of my newly completed bathrobe (I am having computer issues at home), but today it's time to talk about... the Wardrobe Refashionista Pledge!

Maybe I am a little bit sissy, or a little bit of a consumption freak, but I only took the two-month pledge (the minimum - I could have gone for 4 or 6 months). At any rate, for the months of June and July, it's no new clothes for me - only self-made, hand-made, thrifted, re-fashioned and otherwise crafted to keep me out of the G-darn Banana Republic. Out I say! You can become a Refashionista, too - check out the website and the Flickr group.

The Wardrobe Refashion Pledge

I, Fawn Pea,

Pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months.

I Pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recylcle pre-loved items for myself for the term of my contract.

I Pledge that I shall create and craft items of clothing for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract.

I Pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

I especially pledge the sharing the joy part. I also appreciate that one "get out of jail free" pass is included with every pledge - to assuage the guilty souls of those who succumb to the siren song of the clearance rack. I swear I'll try to stay away!

Coming tomorrow... the saga of 1 3/4 yards of clearance-rack fabric, one low-budget sewing machine, one McCalls sewing pattern and 43 hours of blood, sweat and tears. My new bathrobe. (I'm sure the suspense is already killing you).

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