* or, how to procrastinate on finishing a skirt for 8 months. But hey! It’s done!
When I took on this project (see This is Moonlight for more info), I had very little idea of what the year had in store. I thought it could be a great way to kickstart some research I wanted to explore around maker communities, and I still want to do some more writing in this area. However, it fast became apparent that wasn’t going to happen. My already limited time very quickly disappeared as I: finished writing an (academic) book, purchased a house, moved and arranged the settlement, continued my policy of not buying new clothes, took up aerials circus (trapeze and silks) and continued to work at my myriad of (paid) teaching and research jobs. All this = not as much time to play as I would like.
I had grand plans for my outfit, I initially wanted to make a multicolour fair isle dress and a black and white graphic coat, but reason prevailed. The intention remained the same throughout, however, I wanted to create something I would wear – given my precious, priceless making time, I did not want to dedicate my time to an outfit that would just be an artwork, it had to be practical and wearable. Continue reading “1 year 1 outfit*”