However, Stitchers Guild has announced the SWAP contest for 2009-2010. And I have to tell you that after reading this year's rules, I've had quite a few thoughts about participating...I mean quite a few!
It didn't help that this week I pulled three garments out of my closet that were made from "The Corporate Chic" SWAP wardrobe and wore them to work. This outfit in particular:
...and a pair of the black wool crepe lined pants were worn with a black thigh length cardigan and a coffee colored top. I realized that three years later all but one piece is still playing a vital part in my work wardrobe.
So I've been playing with some coordinates...thinking about the possibilities...mentally reviewing my fabric closet...and yet I pause...
SWAPing ~ at least creating a well-thought out, well constructed, coordinated wardrobe takes a lot of time and effort. It is a huge creative and mental challenge. To get a wardrobe that meets all the qualifications of a SWAP and have all of the pieces work together as well as play nice in your current wardrobe, is a challenge and takes a lot of determination to follow through with the plan.
Do I want to put myself through that again? Do I want to challenge myself and push my limits? Can I plan a wardrobe and stick to it working the schedule that I'm working? Last time I almost didn't finish it due to work...
I don't know...but...I have twinges...and I need to decide whether I'm going to SWAP or not.