Loving What’s In the Closet (and a Sewing Surprise!)

One of the books I’m currently reading (and loving) is Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.  I highly recommend it!  I stopped in my tracks when I read this:

What if everything hanging in your closet were something you loved — something that made you look beautiful or made you feel wonderful when you put it on?  Think of how good you would feel every day.


Being a girl who actively chose to stop buying clothes almost two years ago, that idea made me freeze.

How many of the clothes in our closets are things that we just feel kind of ehh about?

So I’ve been thinking.  A lot.

At our house, our favorites are always handmade.  Quilts.  Dinners.  Teensy kitchens. It only seems natural that my passions of no clothes shopping and handmade merge, right?  I think many of you have been patiently waiting for this day.  ;)  It’s here.  It’s HERE!

I made this top:

(Yes.  I climb on the tire house walls!)

It took me two Sunday afternoons to measure, sew, and occasionally resew.  I used this awesome tutorial.

I haven’t been this excited about clothes in a long, long time.

Now I’m wondering…

What if I started sewing some of my own clothes?  (I’ll be honest.  I’m kind of scared to take a leap like that.)  Would love to hear your thoughts.

How is it that we can fill our closets with only things we love?