Monday, August 17, 2009

Pledge: Wardrobe Refashion

Ok, I finally did it. I took the wardrobe refashion pledge. Starting on September 1, I will not buy any new article of clothing OR ACCESSORIES, excepting shoes and underthings (as stated in the rules, below). I don't buy that many new clothes anymore, anyway, but I haven't made any in a while, either. I do have plans for a few skirts, tops and dresses. I just always feel the need to craft things for others, first! I will try to make something for myself in the next few months, and share it with the Wardrobe Refashion community. I will post there once weekly, to show what I'm working on. This may not always be something for myself, however! I do have a few bags I've promised to family as gifts which I need to get truckin' on!

The Rules

  • 1.
    No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
  • 2.
    In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
  • 3.
    You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you've been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
  • 4.
    You need to be honest and admit when you've fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.

The Pledge

I, _Megan Harris_ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings!


1 comment:

  1. This is hysterically wonderful! You go!


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