This year, I made a dramatic life change. I sold my home, packed up, and left the city I’ve lived in for the last 12 years to move to the country.
As I unpacked my clothing, I realized something: I’d likely never wear at least half of the clothing I own. Between working from home, the new responsibilities of a rural property, and the setting, I just couldn’t see myself wearing things like white heeled boots on a gravel road, or a sleek silk dress to the local general store.
Have you experienced a life shift like this in the last couple years? I’ll bet many of us have.
That’s when I came up with an idea I’m calling
The Decade Project. I wanted to make clothing for the next phase of my life. I used the
Design Your Wardrobe process to plan 5 new garments to make that I think I’ll wear for the next ten years.
In this week’s episode of Seamwork Radio, Haley and I discuss what I’ve decided to make, and the lessons I’ve learned so far from this adventure. It’s taught me 5 key things about designing clothing for longevity, and they’re all things you can apply to your own sewing.