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Okay, we’ve all had a couple of weeks to gather patterns and fabric, and hem and haw over what our wardrobe really needs. I’ve been doing the same thing.
But eventually it’s time to commit. I’ve been going back and forth about garments and patterns for the last couple of weeks, but my plan all became clear to me when I went to get dressed for work this morning.
I opened up my closet and realized that I currently own 1 pair of work pants — my green and blue leopard print Sabrina Slims. And while I love those pants (they fit great and they make my butt look nice), they’re certainly not the most versatile garment in my wardrobe. So pants are an obvious need.
Then I was looking for a cardigan to wear and I really wanted a pink or blue, but all I had was charcoal and khaki. I found myself thinking how often I would wear a colored cardigan, and how many outfits a pink or blue cardigan would complete. Add those to the list.
I’ve also decided that I want more woven garments in my wardrobe. Knits are easy and comfortable and take very little fitting, but I want to take my wardrobe up a notch. I’m a 36-year-old attorney, and I kind of want to look the part. And that means a lot fewer knits and a lot more wovens, and hence a lot more fitting.
So while I had originally planned a pile of tanks, tees and cardigans, my plan has shifted slightly. During my Back to Basics week, I plan to work on the following:
- Black pants (Sabrina Slims modified to have a side zip).
- Cobalt pants (modified Sabrina Slims)
- Navy pencil skirt (Colette Selene)
- Pale pink cardigan (V-neck, waist length Jenna Cardi)
- Light Blue cardigan (V-neck waist length Jenna Cardi)
- 3 tank tops (Alabama Chanin tank in black and 2 shades of blue)
- Charcoal top (Short sleeve La Bella Donna)
- Light gray top (Short sleeve La Bella Donna)
The chances of getting through ALL of this in just a week is pretty slim, but I’ll give it the good ol’ college try, and if I take a little longer, so be it 🙂