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Over the past couple of weeks I have designed an ethnographic probe, or if you will, a research study booklet, for the purposes of collecting information from potential users on the 5 W’s of a Personal Uniform for Daily Wear. I have disseminated and collected the first batch of hardcopy booklets to peers and potential…

P A N T S

I finished making a pair of pants from Timo Rissanen’s zero-waste pattern and a cotton bed sheet. It was such an interesting process because in the patterns he only gives the length and width of the material and no other measurements. I went into this improvising the other measurements, for the leg slits (which ends…

Three bags full…

Today there was a clothing swap at the university. I have never not swapped for something in return at a clothing swap…until today. And dannnnng did it feel good!

Laundry, launder, laundromat

Part of this investigation is how behaviour and systems of ritual are disrupted or require change to adapt this new way of wearing. It’s been approximately 2 weeks since I’ve used a washer and dryer. I hand-washed some essentials in the sink last week, but I don’t have a washing method in place for items…

Washing & ritual

Washing clothes at home will soon become common place in my apartment, and with that, ritual. You see there is no washer & dryer in the building. The closest place to launder is a coin laundromat 10 blocks away. I’m used to hauling 2-3 weeks worth of clothing down to the machines where there’s a Matchstick coffee…

M A K I N G

I have begun making zero-waste pattern cut garments. As per the brief. There is something very freeing about making from a zero-waste pattern. It feels less restrictive and rigid. With the more simple patterns I’ve found, there is less instruction and information of a how-to, or at least that is how I’ve interpreted it. While…

Black Tank Top

Black tank top. They are so useful and essential in any wardrobe. I’ve chosen 2 to be in mine. A cotton/spandex blend, suitable as an under layer for blouses or sweaters and a Rayon/Polyester blend that can be dressed up or dressed down. I was specific that these two needed to be part of the…

So far…

It has been 2 weeks since I started wearing my Personal Uniform for Daily Wear and it’s been quite comfortable. One point of interest that happened two nights ago was… (back story: I have had 2 species of moths for the past 8 weeks, one of which being Clothes Moths. 4 weeks ago I laundered…

U N I F O R M

15 garments 4 pants 3 sweaters 3 blouses 3 tank tops 2 shirts