It’s been killing me that I can’t wear my S6022 dress to work.
Isn’t it cute??? Wouldn’t it kill you too? I have been searching high and low for a topper that would allow me to wear this dress to work. I thought a cute little cropped jacket in a white pique would be just perfect. Don’t you? Of course I can’t find one anywhere. I thought to myself, why not sew one? But then I remembered my short list and my preferred garments to sew and wear. Surely you remember. DRESSES!
I love the relative quickness of making a dress or skirt, especially in a fabric that’s not tricky to work with. Slipper blouses and tailored jackets are not my cup of tea right now. Which leads me to strategy… Or strategery as I like to call it. I think my sewing strategery will be to fill my closet with dresses and maybe buy some RTW jackets to wear with them. Cardigans are all fine, but I like the more professional look of a jacket with a dress. It just looks more finished. Heretofore, I have never bought a ready to wear jacket that didn’t belong to part of an entire suit. It seemed so frivolous to me to have an unmatched jacket. But now I see the error of my ways. A cute jacket that can be worn with many things actually expands your wardrobe and makes it more varied. So I might have to go shopping in earnest for this wardrobe essential. And that way I can keep sewing what I like best.
What’s your sewing strategery?