Right, time for drastic action!
I have had a few things happen recently that have left me feeling really low, self conscious and with low self esteem. We all have those days, or weeks. But I have made a few decisions on how to improve things. Small things I can do that make the big problems seem less bad.
Firstly, I am really really tired of wearing clothing I hate. I’m not talking about the odd thing that lurks in the back of your wardrobe hoping it might get an outing again one day. I’m talking about clothing I wear every single week. Clothing that makes me feel fat, ugly, and like I look ridiculous. Those unflattering, ill ditto g things that I wear simply, because I have to wear something. I’m sure you have stuff like that knocking about too.
How can I expect to feel good about myself or really have a good time, when that’s my starting point when I leave the house? Well no more! I have just had a massive clear out of my wardrobe. Every item of clothing I don’t like, or that doesn’t fit is going. Here’s the terrifyingly large pile. Why am I cluttering up my life like this?
Sorry for the bad picture quality I took it in a rush before by doing things up into several bin bags.
The first batch has already gone to the charity shop. Meanwhile those that have decent sized panels of material are being chopped up in order to recycle the fabric.
Instead of a skirt that made my hips and waist look enormous – I now have some beautiful black lace. Maybe this will be a lace top, or the side panels of some vintage high waisted pants. Who knows! What an exciting feeling.
There are a few items knocking about that I really like and with a few minor tweaks could become wearable. I might right a post about simple alterations soon.
I am determined not to fall back into this habit. So next up is the simple matter of sewing myself a new wardrobe of clothing. No more I’ll fitting generic clothing from the shops for me. From now on its fabric I love and styles I love.
Here’s my fabric stash to get me inspired! Thankfully it’s as big as the clothing pile I’m getting rid of…