Why easy refashions, don't get refashioned
This is why clothing that should be easy to upcycle never gets finished.
|This is one of my piles of clothing I want to refashion.|
I have a huge pile of clothing I want to refashion that is ever growing. Do you? I bet you do. I bet you didn't think I would use an actual photo! Today as I was trying to wrap my head around why I chose to attempt 30 refashions in 30 days. I was looking at the HUGE pile trying to figure out why the pile just grows instead of producing awesome clothing for me.
Well I know exactly why my pile only grows. It’s because I want my refashions to be perfections(is that a word)? And I don’t have time to produce perfection. Looking around at other peoples amazing blogs dose not help either. Seriously you crafters are freaking geniuses. I am not like you all, I only pretend I can refashion.
So this is what happens, how I accumulate a pile of clothing. A great example is the brown dress I got for $2. It could easily be refashioned.into a skirt, I could just chop the top off and call it a day. But I can see so much more potential than that...And this is where the problems start.
Let’s say it is a good day for refashioning so I get out that brown dress. Now I don’t love brown, so instead of chopping the top and having a lovely refashion. I think how much better it would look if it were black. After all I do have black dye.
Yes! That is what I will do, I will dye my dress! As the excitement builds, the chance of this project being completed are ever slowing. I start to think... “if I am going to get the black dye out I might as well find that other shirt I wanted to dye. This is usually the time things start to go bad and I get overwhelmed looking through the “pile” and give up.
But let’s just say its not a give up day, because they have happened.
So after hours of digging out all my projects that need to be dyed black I am excited and can totally envision how this skirt should have little pink flower added too it. Only I am out of pink thread!
Now before you say that I should just go get some thread, living on the Divide means a 3 hr round trip for thread. So running to get thread is not going to happen. So I put the brown dress back in the pile along with all the other stuff to dye black. Making it a day that I have only thought about refashion. When I could have just chopped the top off and had a cute brown skirt. But since I wanted a perfect skirt with pink thread on black…. It doesn’t happen. It ended up, a give up day.
So for my 30 refashion in 30 days challenge. I am not going to do this to myself. I am just going to do it. I am just going to be happy with my 5 min chopped top skirt. Then if I can updated it to the perfect black with pink thread skirt when I have time I will.
Ok, I showed you my pile, I dare you to show me yours!