Friday, May 26, 2006

Petula shows her drawers

As I've mentioned before, I signed up to do Wardrobe Refashion. I pledged that for the next four months I wouldn't by any new clothing and would either make clothes or re-make existing clothes. Buying clothes from thrift shops is also an option, but since that's where most of my clothes already come from it wouldn't be much of a challenge.
Here is my challenge:

It's a chest of drawers packed full of clothes that need work. The drawers are so stuffed that they need to be wrestled shut, and there are two small piles of overflow sitting on top.
When I say they need work, it's anything from something relatively simple like needing a hem, all the way to garments that I took apart to rework and then lost interest in (so now they're in many pieces and I've forgotten what my original plan was). There is no garment in there that is simply in need of a button or two and some ironing. Even the shoes on top are waiting for some hand-sewing.
My goal for the next four months is to whittle that monstrosity down to just one un-stuffed drawer of unwearable clothing, either by repairing, re-creating or retiring stuff.
In the unlikely event that I get that done, I always have this behemoth to turn to:

This is packed full of fabric. If you're wondering why it's blocking the window, it's because it's too big to fit anywhere else in my studio. It's sort of dreadful looking, but it's such a cool shape that I've kept it around for years with the intention of repainting it. Are you sensing a trend here?


Blogger Marietta said...

so it blocks the window - it is an amazing shape - and it is true Colin Firth is the best Mr Darcy ever (can't bring myslf to watch the new one)

11:57 AM, May 27, 2006  
Blogger Gina said...

Showing your drawers -- naughty girl! You really have quite a good amount to keep you busy over the next four months. I anxiously await delving deeper into those drawers and seeing what you whip up.

10:57 AM, May 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOO COOL! Love the piece of furniture, hate that it blocks the window.

4:45 PM, May 28, 2006  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

hee- I can't remember the last time someone told me they were looking forward to delving into my drawers!

As for the blocked window- as bad as it looks to block a window on the inside, it looks even worse from the outside. It really gives the house a down-and-out look, causing the viewer to imagine that the place is filled with stacks of newspapers and the aroma of cat litter. On the plus side, our windows are almost six feet tall, so at least it's not blocking much light.

5:52 PM, May 28, 2006  

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