My sewing is paused at the moment.
I started to reorganise my wardrobe (closet) and realised that I have an over abundance of clothing, so am not sewing yet more new things at the moment.
I am doing some repairs and minor alterations as I go through a sorting process.
I am using these questions for my sorting process:-
- does it fit me?
- does it suit my colouring?
- is it in good condition?
Items then go into several piles
Keep Definite - fold or hang back in the wardrobe in colour order.
Keep Maybe - try wearing and see if comfortable and works with other items in my wardrobe. Some will stay but many will go after being in the Holding Bay for a bit.
Keep DIY - these go in a duffel bag and are for any dirty/messy jobs as I tend to ruin my clothes! These clothes fit but have pilling or other issues (baggy neckline, pulled threads)
Donate - bagging these up ready for donation later. Tie the top up to avoid second thoughts.
Textile Recycling - not donatable so will go for textile recycling rather than landfill.
I might try to sell a few items as well, but I suspect most will be for donation.
So far I've worked through the main wardrobe, but have not yet tackled out of season or too small stuff. I've decided that apart from one or two very special pieces anything too small will be straight to donate/recycling.
I've gained weight and changed shape during menopause so although I do want to lose some weight, I don't think I'll find the smaller clothes would work for me so don't plan to save them anymore.
Its going to be quite a journey!