In my work life, there is a single constant – professional garb. Trousers, button-down shirts, and jackets have been my wardrobe staples. But times have changed – workplaces are more casual. More than that, I’m learning what I want to wear and it isn’t what’s in my closet. So it’s time to work on workwear.
Third time around for this pattern. Am I a glutton for punishment?
Lately, when I’ve looked through my wardrobe I’ve been bored with everything I own. There are a couple of things I like, but most of my clothes are either very simple and basic, or they don’t fit. The ‘don’t fit’ piece can eventually be remedied, but it’s faster to make something new. So for the next couple of months, I’m focusing on work wear or more polished weekend wear.
Every morning I stare at my wardrobe and nothing excites me. I’m really tired of the standard pants/shirt/topper silhouette and am beginning to realize that I want to wear dresses.
I’ve been ogling choker tunics and dresses since last summer, and finally had the right fabric and pattern.
In this part of the world, vests are standard wear for autumn and winter. I have a few in my closet but had never considered making one until I saw a sample garment at Hobby Lobby, placed right beside the fabric and patterns. Does anyone else think longingly of the days when fabric stores had beautifully made sample garments placed with the fabric? Smart marketing – it makes we buyers think, “I want that!”.