Wednesday, April 7, 2010

makeshift

Starting September 1, 2009 Natalie Purschwitz began a one year long project of wearing only clothes she made.

She's 209 days in making everything, from coats and hats to socks and underwear, and the results are quite interesting. (check out more here.)

My friend Andrew Thompson did a similar project a number of years ago called "A Month of Uniforms" where he made new clothes each day before going to work.

I can't even manage to finish the scarf I started 6 months ago.

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I follow makeshift and am so impressed by her. Make my own underwear? I would die.

owl and peacock : melina said...

Oh wow. That's so incredibly ambitious that I blush at my own procrastination! Fantastic!

Hollie said...

ha. I'm with you on the scarf thing. I might as well unravel and give the yarn to someone who will make something pretty!

chiara said...

socks, too? I mean, come on! I didn't even know you could sew your own socks. knit, maybe. but it looks like she sewed those. hmm.

hip hip gin gin said...

Wow, that is very impressive! Down to the undies even. I really should learn to sew it would be so fun to be able to make my own clothes. Although I definitely don't have the dedication to make them all.
Funny you should mention a scarf, my mom is still waiting for me to finish the one I "gave" her last December.

Dancing Branflake said...

I would probably just do laundry every day. Or I might just go naked haha. But talk about dedication to your artform.

Melissa Blake said...

I looove the stockings! :)

Michelle said...

Oh wow, there's no way I could do that! So impressive!

Helen said...

That's so impressive, I'm amazed!

Erika @ Practical Princess said...

Thanks for the comment! I'm right with you, I think I would have to hide in my apartment for months before ever coming out in a full hand-made outfit!

Brandi said...

Even underwear? I have no idea what I would do for a bra -- or more importantly, a sports bra. But I seriously admire her talent and ambition.

abigail said...

exactly what I was thinking! Sewing your own underwire? Yikes!

AbbieBabble said...

That's so cool. I am thoroughly impressed.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Impressive, That's an artistic commitment & expression!

Jules said...

Impressive. There is also the project where one woman wore the same outfit everyday for a year. I can't recall the name of it, which is a shame because I would love to visit her blog and go through the images again.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wow, even handmade panties! Very impressive.