Wardrobe Toolbox

We all deserve to find our community – a place where we can be our true selves, connect around a shared joy, and find out what we’re really made of.

Join our monthly membership programme, find your new knitting cheerleaders, try new techniques, and discover how great you can really feel in your hand knits.

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    What’s Wardrobe Toolbox?

    Life can often feel like a whirlwind. Days disappear, to-do lists stack up, and a zillion things compete for your time. It’s easy to forget what you’re about, what you love, what makes you tick.

    Wardrobe Toolbox is a place to take a breath and find both comfort and inspiration. A community of like-minded creators, we’re proud to be a welcoming space where you can discover or indulge your love of knitting, whether you’re new to the craft or a die-hard enthusiast.

    We believe that life is about creating stuff that makes you happy and makes you feel good while doing it.

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

    Her down-to-earth, relaxed approach and infectious optimism will help you put the happiness back in your hands by inspiring you to give things a go; and give you the skills and confidence to create clothes that make you feel like the best version of yourself.


    Here you can be entirely comfortable in your own skin, whatever your skill, style or fancy. You’ll find ideas, patterns and people that make you feel right at home. And with easy-to-follow guides and hands-on support, we can help you reconnect with your real creative potential. Because there’s no better feeling than the joy and reward that comes from making something from scratch. 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, meaning you’ll never feel overwhelmed or lost. Our relaxed approach will help you feel confident enough to tackle any design and our weekly support means you’ll never feel alone.

    Community Support

    We’re passionate about creating a welcoming space to talk openly and freely, an awesome, supportive community of likeminded creators. We welcome people from all walks of life who want to connect with others and support each other to realise our true creative potential. At Wardrobe Toolbox, you’ll be surrounded by a community who shares your love of knitting and is equally passionate about creating clothes that make you feel great in your own skin

    Dressing to Feel Fantastic

    Life is too short for clothes that don’t make you look and feel great. We’re focused on helping you to connect with your own creativity and capability, by enabling you to make clothes that are perfect for you. Everything we do, from our patterns to our conversations and support, is designed to discover how great you can really feel. Nurturing your creative talent is what we’re here for. Knowing you have access to advice and ideas will give you the confidence to have a go.

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

      What our Members say

      “Wardrobe Toolbox is helping to fill the big gap left in small towns (and other places) where the local wool shop has closed down. [It] has kept me thinking. I love that I am learning so much about yarns, how-to techniques, and self-confidence. Wardrobe Toolbox is in some ways a ‘stepping off’ point which takes me down paths I have never trodden before. It brings me joy! You have helped me to feel confident about taking up and promoting a wonderful skill which is so often associated with being old.” – Barbara

      “Wardrobe toolbox is special because it has encouraged me to push to make something that I didn’t think I could! Also the help from wardrobe toolbox and the community has been fabulous. I have learned how to better judge the size I need. Learned new stitches, bust darts,etc. I feel I am a better knitter because of wardrobe toolbox.” – Kathy

      “I was too scared to knit anything for myself other than shawls because I couldn’t adjust patterns to make them fit me. Not only do Truly Myrtle patterns fit and come in a fantastic range of sizes but I’ve learnt how to knit to fit my body and I’ve made some stunning garments that fit perfectly and look magnificent. Learning that my body is not impossible to clothe has been truly liberating. I love Wardrobe Toolbox.” – Becky

      So, What’s Inside Wardrobe Toolbox?

      • Free knitting patterns, designed by Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle, launched exclusive to Wardrobe Toolbox. Your free patterns (valued at NZD12-16 each) will be uploaded to your Wardrobe Toolbox library every two months. The first one will arrive as soon as we start the Season.
      • 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!
      • 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, your tablet and smartphone. Watch the lessons and connect with fellow Wardrobe Toolbox members, no matter where you are.

      • Occasional surprises as a treat!


        Frequently Asked Questions

        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 may pay a higher rate.

        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, join in knit-alongs and challenges, then yep you will need Facebook. The private Wardrobe Toolbox Lounge is hosted 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.

        We provide quick links to find your way to new classes and live Zoom calls.

        If you have any questions or feel lost, just yell! We’ll come running! xxx

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