These are the Closet Evaluation reflection questions I’d like you to answer over on the Facebook group or on your personal sewing blog!
Here are my Closet Reflection answers!
What was different about this time?
I did a whole-house purge about 18 months ago, but the big difference for my closet this time around is the fact that I make my own pants. I hadn’t been happy with my pants situation for years, so I’d always have a few pairs that would rank high in certain categories like color, but rank low in the fit category. Then, I’d try them on, get disappointed, throw them on the floor, and then have a huge mess in my room and closet. The fact that I can make satisfactory pants and shirts (woohoo Easy T!) means that I have the tools to make the basics for my wardrobe, and it also means that I felt super empowered to cull even more garments (all my own RTW pants) from my closet.
Have you ever regretted getting rid of a garment?
Yes! I got rid of a very expensive bathing suit when I purged 18 months ago. It didn’t fit me, but I can see how I could have altered it into a really cute alternative style. I’m over it, though. I think this question is important, because when you ask it, you’ll find that you’re probably not super broken-up about the “regrets” you have. I hope it empowers you to make more positive decisions about getting rid of clothing.
Which category shrunk the most for you?
PANTS! I now have 2 pairs of Ginger Jeans (one size 10 and one size 8) and I have one pair of jeggings that I wear to mow the lawn or paint or whatnot. I have 2 more pairs of Gingers cut out and ready to stitch up!
What was the most positive take-away for you from this closet evaluation challenge?
The simplification of my laundry routine. Laundry used to cause me such major anxiety and frustration. I had too many clothes to deal with and I never did a good job keeping them organized, put away and clean. I lived out of piles of clothes and the thought of organizing them all seemed so time consuming and really un-fun that I’d put it off for weeks. Now, I have a super simplified laundry routine that takes me maybe 30 minutes of active time to manage each week.
I can’t wait to read your reflections in the group or on your blogs!
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