Wardrobe Toolbox

Join our monthly membership programme and learn to knit clothes that make you feel fantastic.

 

 

 

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Doors open again in September

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What's Wardrobe Toolbox?

Whether you're dreaming of creating an entirely handmade wardrobe, or you've got your eye on some key pieces; Wardrobe Toolbox is the monthly online programme designed to give you the skills, vision, enthusiasm and confidence you need.

Wardrobe Toolbox has been developed by Libby Jonson, the founder and designer of Truly Myrtle.

Her down-to-earth, relaxed approach will help you feel brave enough to tackle any knitting pattern, and create clothes that make you feel (and look!) fabulous.

 

 

When can I start? What's the price?

IS WARDROBE TOOLBOX RIGHT FOR ME?

If you want to fill your knitting toolbox with skills, feel confident choosing patterns you'll love to wear, and learn how to adjust designs to enhance your gorgeous shape, then Wardrobe Toolbox is for you. We want you to feel fabulous in the clothes you make, and our ideal members see themselves in one or more of the categories below:

Grow Your Skills

Do you feel like you're "winging it" when it comes to your knitting? Have you spent hours creating a sweater only to be disappointed with how it turned out? Wardrobe Toolbox will teach you useful skills, in quick, easily digestible lessons. Elevate your knitting from "homemade" to "handmade"!

Community Support

Do you love knitting chit-chat? Are you looking for a community who shares your love of knitting your own clothes? Wardrobe Toolbox is the perfect place to meet other people who are planning a handmade knitted wardrobe. Join and feel inspired!

Dressing to Feel Fantastic

Are you a bit lost knowing what to knit for yourself? Heck, are you feeling wobbly about who you even are anymore, let alone what you want to wear? We get it! Wardrobe Toolbox will give you a ton of support to figure out how to dress to feel fabulous and look fantastic, in clothes you adore!

Ooh! That sounds like something I'd love to join!

 

What you've said

"I have never felt more at ease with myself, more confidence in my abilities, and more assured in my own strength than I have in the last four years after meeting Libby. I went from not daring to dream about making clothes for myself - because store-bought is good enough for frumpy old me - to actually thinking about my colours, my body shape, and what makes me feel good. Through the freedom that I have gained and the confidence that Libby and her designs have inspired, I've become a better person, fought off some of my anxiety demons, and I'm a much better mother and role model for my daughter. I would not be the strong person that I am today without Libby and her designs. Libby helped me understand that I am worth it, and I hold onto that every day." - Sarah

 

So, What's Inside Wardrobe Toolbox?

  • Free knitting patterns, designed by Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle, launched exclusive to Wardrobe Toolbox. Your free patterns (value US$7-9 each) will be uploaded to your Wardrobe Toolbox library every two months. The first one will arrive as soon as we open the doors.
  • Fun monthly lessons to expand your skills, and give you the knowledge and confidence to knit garments and accessories that you love to wear.
  • Clever tools to help you tackle big projects and put your handmade wardrobe dreams into action!
  • Exclusive masterclasses with awesome experts on a range of topics around knitting, creating a handmade wardrobe, living a creative life, and style.
  • Friendly live-streamed video chats with Libby. Bring your questions and be inspired!
  • Optional knit-alongs and fun challenges for you and your wardrobe.
  • An invitation to join our supportive Wardrobe Toolbox members-only community to get to know your fellow handmade wardrobe enthusiasts, share inspiration & knowledge, and show off your creations! (Facebook required)
  • Check-in with Wardrobe Toolbox on your computer, any device or smartphone. Watch the lessons, save your progress, and connect with fellow Wardrobe Toolbox members, no matter where you are.
  • Occasional surprises as a treat!

ARE YOU READY TO KNIT YOUR DREAM WARDROBE?

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Frequently Asked Questions

The doors for Wardrobe Toolbox open for sale again in September 2020, for an October start.

The price of Wardrobe Toolbox is a regular monthly payment of NZD $18.50.

We're afraid not. We're offering a monthly subscription that you can cancel at any time if it's not for you. There won't be any refunds (and you'll get a free pattern in the first month!). If you cancel after joining at the special introductory price, and later decide to rejoin, you would pay a higher rate as we won't repeat the low launch price.

Yes! We'll give you lots of support to knit your first sweater or cardigan if that's what you want to do. If you want to only knit shawls and hats, that's cool too. Brand new knitters might find some of the patterns a challenge, so some knitting experience is recommended.

Yes! Truly Myrtle garment patterns are designed to fit a wide range of bodies from approx. 30"/76 cm-58"/147.5 cm bust. Depending on the design, we include as many sizes in between as we can.

The style content, and the information about figuring out what size you are how to make adjustments, may be applicable to both knitting and sewing. We'll concentrate on knitting skills but if you love to sew, you're more than welcome to tell us all about your sewing projects! Wardrobe Toolbox encourages knitting, sewing and up-cycling, anything to get you one step closer to your handmade dreams!

Our aim is to give you lots of tips & tricks that you can use straight away, or store for a rainy day. You can pick and choose whether you join knit-alongs and other events. Just join in however and whenever you want to!

Absolutely! You can work at whatever pace you prefer. We'll be delivering new patterns every two months but you're under no obligation to knit them in that time, or even knit them at all. Just do what you can, ask as many questions as you like, and have fun!

Yes! All the patterns you'll be given in the Wardrobe Toolbox programme will be designed by Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle, but you're welcome to knit and chat about any other patterns. We do not permit sharing of specific copyright-protected material, but we'll do our best to give clear advice about fit, and how to interpret directions in other patterns if you're stuck. We'll advise you to contact the designer if only they can answer your query, or if there seems to be a problem with the pattern.

If you want to access our community and join the live chats and masterclasses, then yep! The private Wardrobe Toolbox Lounge will be on Facebook.

If it helps, there will be an app you can install onto your phone or device, so you can click straight from there to our private Wardrobe Toolbox Facebook group, bypassing other Facebook distractions!

The Lounge is designed to be fun and supportive, and our moderators will ensure you feel welcome and at home. 

We're so excited about the "style" aspect of Wardrobe Toolbox! We've been there too: feeling unsure about what to wear, even who we are right now?! You won't be alone. We'll do our best to help you figure out how you want to feel, and what clothes will help you get there. And, as we don't have all the answers, we've got amazing experts joining us from time to time to inspire you too.

We hope so! Wardrobe Toolbox is a great space to play with what you already know, refine your skills, and make new friends. At the very least you'll get a few new patterns, fantastic masterclasses with experts and be part of a supportive, creative community. Try it and see!

Nope. We've done our best to make our platform as intuitive as possible. If you have any questions or feel lost, just yell! We'll come running! xxx

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