As a working woman, I have a pretty extensive wardrobe. I am sure that it is smaller than some and larger than others. My excuse is that I don't like wearing the same thing often. The truth is probably hovering somewhere around the fact that I am a fabricaholic and a clothes hog! *LOL*
At the beginning of every fall/winter season the quest for me begins..."What is my quest, you ask?" Well it is to end up with five pair of lined black pants. Now that seems like a relatively easy thing to accomplish! You would think so right? But not for me...I am easily led astray by other colors and possibilities...plus even though lately I seem to be sewing a lot of black, I am not a huge fan of it. So every fall, the quest begins anew.
Now for this working woman, five pairs of black lined pants preferably from wool crepe equate to five pairs of well fitted jeans. Black pants work with almost everything in my wardrobe and they really fit into in my work environment! They are such a basic...they can be dressed up or down. They can be part of a suit or work for a business casual Friday...they work for a somber, funeral event or work great for an after work sexyfunkykewl event. Now why do I need five pair - why to keep the drycleaning bill down silly!
Have I ever reached my goal....no! I will start out the season believing that this might be the year that I will actually achieve it...and then one pair will shred or get a hole in it or the iron will burn them...and that sets me back a pair. I know you are wondering why I don't just sit down one three day weekend and make 5 pair...good idea ~ but have you ever tried to sew FIVE pair of lined black pants in a couple of days...can we say cross-eyed!!!!
So where am I this year in the quest...I have three pairs of lined black wool crepe pants...and a fourth pair cut out...not sewn but cut out! So do you think sewing them up is on my list this weekend...heck no! I want to make the Simplicity 3631 dress that I cut out in black wool crepe to wear to our Corporate Christmas Event. I have this idea to look very Audrey Hepburn kewl in my black dress with pearls at my neckline and dripping from my earlobes.
But I am close...closer this year than ever before! And I think I might actually achieve my goal this year. I might actually end up with five pairs of lined black pants, ready for any occasion...one can only hope...
So this leads me to my question for the day...What article of clothing would you duplicate five times for your wardrobe? And why? Or is it just not that important to you?