I am calling this capsule the Spadina Collection. It was inspired by my wonderful visit with MaryBeth and Els in Toronto a few years back. We spent the day wandering the Garent District. I was in seach for a fabric to coordinate with a piece of wool boucle I bought at Darrell's. I was looking for burgundy, but was convinced to go WAY outside my comfort zone and try a deep lilac/mauve colour instead. I have spent the intervening years avoiding the cloth. Now that I am working in a professional office, I needed to get at it!
I have enough of the wool gab from the dress to make either a top or a skirt. Decisions, decisions... am leaning towards the top for versatility. The fact that I have some luscious Pucci knit that will coordinate is one of the things pushing me to a skirt. I do have other top options to go with said skirt, though. So maybe it will become a skirt.
The real battle in my head is where to go next. I am in SUCH a need for
office wear that I do not know where to logically start! I am not sewing many TNT patterns as most of those are not fitting or are too casual. so quick question ... do I START WITH THE BOTTOMS (PANTS) or do I start a marathon of tops and then move on to the pant marathon? Is it better to sew outfits or or pieces? How do I stop overthinking this?? If I was shopping, I would buy outfits. Logic says I should start there. So, a simple bottom and a couple of tops. To stay with the thread on the machines I will do the pencil skirt and the Pucci print, then perhaps a button up in a classic stripe. Then move on to a pair of pants.