Anyway, I ended up getting rid of two large trash bags worth of clothing. It was primarily dresses, skirts and a few RTW tops with a pair of pants or two thrown in. I made a lot of room in my closet which was out of control! Seriously, I couldn't pull anything out without it needing to be ironed, that's how tightly packed it was.
Since there was so much eliminated, I made a special Flickr album called "Purged" to showcase most of what went away. There were a few pieces that I'd never blogged (pre-blog) and I was still holding on to. There were also a few RTW WTF pieces that were sent packing.
But since I own plenty of inspiration and I have the time to sew as much as I want, I'm sure I will more than replace what has been donated. Finally, I'm sharing a few of those abandoned pieces that will surely shock you...so here goes:
This dress always had problems!
I only wore the jacket once
and the dress is now too tight.
Made for a challenge and only worn twice!
Dress made for the SWAP
and never worn - because it was just uncomfortable!
These just didn't fit well or I was no longer comfortable wearing them. What surprised me was how many pieces I'd made 6 or 7 years ago that I'm still wearing today. It was a very enlightening process and some of the things I realized will be reflected in future garments. I'm glad to have these pieces gone. Hopefully someone else will love them now.
...as always more later!