Sunday, August 30, 2009

the rules

I was recently describing this pair of sunglasses that I've been working on to someone and he asked me how I was going to make the lenses.

So this leads us to The Rules...

If I'm talking about making everything that I wear, you may be wondering how the rules for the 'making' part have been determined. That's where the beauty lies - they haven't! Not yet anyway. I hope to develop a set of rules as I go. As a simple starting point I will say that my wardrobe will consist of anything made by me from either new or used materials. Materials can be reused but just altering something doesn't count.

I guess this will be the beginning of a set of rules to be added to on an ongoing basis.


1. My entire wardrobe will be made by me out of new or used materials.

Going back to the sunglasses/lenses question, I feel comfortable saying that since I'm not obligated to make the materials, I can reuse lenses from old sunglasses. So let's add

2. I don't have to make my materials, however, I will aspire to do so whenever possible.


  1. Wow, this is quite an best of luck! I cannot wait to see what you come up with & i will definately be following you. Cheers

  2. Whew, I am just glad you are not using beer bottle bottoms for the lenses - those may kill your eyes! :D

  3. Cool glasses!

    Consider something like Inuit snow glasses, too?

    I look forward to watching your progress this year.

  4. I like the Inuit snow glasses idea! I'll have to improve my carving skills...

  5. Just stumbled across this project, which I think is really interesting. As a craft editor, I think more and more people are interested in how clothing is made and are trying to recapture some control over these processes. Why this is of such increased interest lately might be the question...I don't think it's as simple as the economy.

    Would you be interested in a guest post at our blog about the project?

    If so, please use the contact form at to get a hold of me. (Bottom of page) If not, I'll be following nonetheless!