I am a very impulsive person, and when I make up my mind to do something, I usually go all in. Really I mean to the point, I am scratching my head thinking what have I done. After standing in my closet last week way too long looking for something to wear to work, I decided I need to revamp my wardrobe.
Well this weekend I did just that, in one of my impulsive moments I decided to clean out my closet and get rid of anything I haven't touched in the past year. I just started loading garbage bags with clothing, not really even paying attention to what I shoved in the bag. I will donate these items to the Women's Shelter very soon.
I did have some exceptions though. A lot of my clothing is what I call forever wear. Those are the items that will always be in style and classic (in my eyes anyway). I do not prescribe to a certain type of style I am just simply me doing what I like.
I have known for awhile that I needed to work on my work wardrobe, because I wear the same items pretty much in my rotation. I always knew this would be a great way for me to get busy and push myself to sew more.
So, with all that being said, I decided to make March my Work Wear Month. Where I will create items I can wear to work and maybe even transition into casual. I work in a law office in a very large Bank Building. I like to look classy but I want to be comfortable as well. Spending more than half of your day in an office building, yes I have to be comfortable.
So this weekend, I started with my first wardrobe addition:
The pants are New Look 6191 which are the same pattern I used for my camouflage pants. I used a linen/cotton blend. The fit is not as good as with the camo pants but I do like them. I think I may tweak them a little to get the fit I want.
The top is McCalls 6841. Now I am very pleased with with how it came out, and I can see a few more in my immediate future. The fabric is from FabricMart.com and its a light silky jersey knit, that flows very well.