2011 is the year I will buy nothing new for myself. The whole year. Nothing new. I'll thrift it or make it. My friend Shona had the best reaction, "that just sounds punitive." Of course, that's not my intent. I'm trying to enjoy what I have, be creative in how I use it, and be a lot less of a wanting consumer. We'll see how that works out.
Of course, it's two minutes into February and I already have a list of things I'll buy come 1/1/2012. This tops the list. No way I'm trying to make a leather bag. But, I would love to try to recreate the dress below. Because, let's face it, even without my purchasing moratorium in effect, I'd never spend the $478.
However, first on my list of things to make is a version of the J Brand twill pants below. I did actually buy these for myself for my birthday (2010) but had to return them due to fit issues (too much a** fabric and tight calves).
After seeing the plans of this inventive new blogger, I've decided to give it a go. She's making the Cargo Skinny Pants from a Burda pattern. I'm going to try using Simplicity 2315 in a navy stretch twill (unless I can find some black or deep charcoal first), but I plan to use her knee chevrons, very cool. I might skip the welt pockets and zippers, at least the first time around. Wish me luck!