Reality is setting in
I’m at home today because I had a meeting with the movers and I am showing the (messy) apartment to potential sublettors. Oh, anyone need a two bedroom/two bath apartment in Manhattan???? Ostensibly I am culling/packing as well, but I thought I would try to sew something as I will have to start packing up my sewing room in a very short while. I thought I might try to do the fba/sz 10 version of Butterick 5454 in one of my border prints. And that’s when it happened.
The reality of my move and new life struck me like a lightning bolt. A friend of mine on Facebook commented on my announcement that I was moving to San Diego that I would need an entirely different wardrobe for that city. I completely discounted that. I thought, why should I change the way I dress because of a different locale. Sure I won’t be wearing my suits any longer, but the other stuff is ok. But when I was contemplating my new wrap dress this morning, I realized that where would I wear this wrap dress? Why would I need it? It’s more business-y and not practical for the lifestyle I’m going to be living in the near future (less than three weeks!!!! ACK!!!).
Most of the garments I’ve made over the last 5 years has been for my work wardrobe at a conservative Wall St firm. I am leaving the corporate world behind. Hopefully for good. I won’t need those suits and those sheath dresses. At. All.
I need to start thinking about what I do need, like:
- Casual tops
- summer dresses
- bathing suits
I think I’m going to like this new life. Why yes I will.
What are your sewing goals this summer? For what kind of lifestyle are you sewing?
Happy sewing everyone!