I really am. You see come August JJ and I are swapping roles which means I have to go back to corporate life. Holy shit.
I need a moment.
Right that’s better. Do you know it has been almost seven years since I left paid employment to do the family thang and other than remembering how to talk corporate I’m most worried about my wardrobe.
You read that right.
Honestly I feel fine about the rest of it. It will come back, a bit like riding a bicycle I suppose, but the wardrobe will need some serious work. Oh I have a few bits and pieces but nothing coherent and certainly not enough for a five-day-a-weeker.
Now to recitfy that entirely with RTW would be damned expensive so rather than spending up large I need to up the ante considerably and get sewing. Obviously I’m not going to make everything but I do need a plan.
[insert shudder here]
I really really don’t like plans in the sewing room (or icecream) but I don’t see much of an alternative. So, getting into the spirit of it I have pulled out all my envelope patterns and am doing the same with the magazines, resulting in a pile of potential options.
A great many of these patterns are above or well above my skill and experience level. What the hell though, you only live once I say and the key words are “potential options”.
Fortunately I have a couple of jackets (both lovely) and some good dress trousers and skirts. I’ve also two winter coats and plenty of shoes. I need pretty much everything else. Dresses, tops, more skirts and trou.
Suffice it to say that the halter dress is on hold for now while I panic.