Back in November, I embarked on a little experiment to see if wearing a natural fibre wardrobe would have an impact on my allergies and sinus issues.
It appears that it did. As the camera went up my nose, it was the clearest picture I've seen. Coincidence? I don't think so. When a change in lifestyle could produce such drastic results it's hard to ignore. And this winter, even with the brutal cold and wind chills, has been the first winter I remember living here that I haven't used an inhaler. [knock on wood]. Coincidence?
It's official, I'm now going to clear my closet of all of the man-made fabrics that I have put into storage since the beginning of this journey. I can't tell you what fibres are the culprit, or if it's dyes, or chemical treatments on the fabric. All I know is that I'm feeling better since this lifestyle change and I'm going to stick to it. Life is too short to be dealing with allergy and sinus issues.
It all started when I made this jacket, Kwik Sew 4197. So, without a doubt, this jacket is the first to go. There is a small part of me that is a bit sad to see it go as it was a jacket that really wanted to sew and it is quite warm. But I'm sure I'll get over it.
This turtleneck sweater dress, out-of-print (OOP) Vogue 8939, has been a winter time staple but since is has a petroleum based fibre content I'm going to let it go as well.
Another petroleum based fibre made into a dress that I loved wearing because of the print. It will also be leaving the wardrobe. If I could survive three and a half months without them, I'm sure I can let them go for good.
But giving up this spring coat, OOP Burda Style 7304, will hurt the most. ~sigh~ I hope it will find a good home.
Do any of your sewing projects leave your closet and end up in other places than you intended?