Still moving forward on my core wardrobe. This is the tough part, editing the closet. Twice a year I change from a spring/summer wardrobe to the fall/winter. And, every year I put a few things in the ‘Donate’ pile. Well, it’s about to get a bit ugly this year. With my goal of sewing a core wardrobe it’s important to get rid of things that really make no sense AND take up valuable space. I don’t really follow the Year Rule (toss it if you didn’t wear it for a year). Now if I haven’t worn it for 3 or more, time to toss it.
As for sentimental pieces, I’m a bit more stubborn.
This I bought for my mom’s wedding several years ago. There’s a matching skirt. Never worn it sense. What to do? Hold?
And, this from the early 90’s hold. Silk too. Love the color. But, the cut is kind of dated.
I have ill fitting jeans, too long, too tight etc. I’m cutting the longer ones into either shorts or just hemming them up. The rest, gone.
And, on and on I go, piece by piece. At the end of it all it feels really good to get rid of things. And, so far I’ve never regretted getting rid of anything. But some decisions are tough. How do you edit your closet?
After the hard work, now the fun starts! Picking the patterns for the core wardrobe.