Hello Everyone! My name’s Nicole and I’m currently living in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). I’m a graphic designer and an avid shopper. But no longer! Last spring I held a clothing swap and contributed 5 large garbage bags full of stuff. I recently realized that after a move this summer that I still haven’t unpacked some clothing. And so enough is enough. I’m not an accomplished sewer (seamstress I suppose would be the real word) and actually I don’t think I’ve done anything with a sewing machine in over 10 years, but I’m up for the challenge. I also taught myself to crochet (me and the internet that is) about 2 years ago and so I expect to finish some projects that I started ages ago and also try and diminish my growing yarn collection. I’ve signed up for 4 months and with all the amazing inspiring creations and refashions I see on this blog, I don’t expect it to be nearly as hard as it’s probably going to be. Guess we’ll see.

Oh, I suppose this part is important- I have a friend who is interested in opening a store (boutique meets co-op) where everything being sold has been created from something already existed. Refashioned bliss! So if anyone is in the Alberta area and possibly interested in being involved, please drop me a line. Or if anyone knows of any shops that already do this, it would greatly help my research.

I’ll be posting other projects of the interior design variety, more in-depth posts on the sewing projects, and links for my “to-do” list as well as various sustainable/green stuff I fall in love with on my blog here. (self-referential link!)

I will end with my first project in the works, I’ve started this and will be posting pics when I have something that looks like something. Happy refashioning!

Nicole

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I refashion, therefore I am.

I , Nicole, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings! Signed, Nicole.