A couple of weeks ago I said that I was going to clean out the closet by boxing up the winter stuff and moving it to another location. At the time it seemed like a good idea...but I do live in an apartment with limited closet space. Even though it really does have good closet space, I'm maxing it out by using the largest one as my fabric closet. So my overstuffed closet sat.
This afternoon when I went to hang up the clothing I wore to work this week, as well as put away the laundry, I decided enough was enough. I mercilessly went through the closet and removed anything that hadn't been worn in a year, was too tight, too faded or just out of style. This is the result:
These bags of clothing will be donated to the Salvation Army this week, along with some baby stuff from The Little Prince. After that exercise, there is more space in the closet...not alot...but enough so that I can add a few new garments, as well as, a few more hangers to hold those new pieces. I'm also thinking that I need to hang some things a little differently, i.e. those hangers that hold multiple skirts and pants. I see a trip to Wal-Mart is in my future...
I also found a skirt that was way too long and cut it off so it appears more on trend. This will make an appearance in my work wardrobe this week:
And I found a dress that I made years ago, never hemmed and never wore. I will put it on with a cute little white sweater and although bright it will be perfect for a Friday outfit!
I also realized that I have a few holes in my closet...how can that be with all the clothes I make, right? But my black linen pants, alongwith my natural linen pants are worn and need to be replaced. I also think that I need a pair of navy blue linen pants to match that awesome navy cotton cardigan that I made for my SWAP. I believe that I can find all of these fabrics in my collection. Although I need some basic colored sheath dresses, too. I have loads of pretty floral and print dresses but very few solid colored or tweedy colored work dresses. These will also need to go on my sewing list.
Finally, the black/white Vogue 9666 dress has been haunting me. I won't fix that one, I just believe it is beyond repairing, however, I have to make it again. I've pulled some fabric candidates and will work on altering the pattern yet again to make another dress this weekend. *sigh* I just can't let this pattern get the best of me!
...as always, more later!