I have come to the conclusion that I am addicted to SWAPs/capsules/co-ordinates etc. I have not even finished the second of my two current SWAPs, my wardrobe is bursting (though its not all stuff I love) and I am planning my next SWAP/wardrobe/capsule.
The new SWAP is going to be black/red/white and has various pairs of striped trousers in black or charcoal, various knit tops in prints/stripes using black/red/white and a piece of red linen. Plus a black/red/white print knit dress. Yummy!
Almost none of it is from stash and I have been buying the fabrics deliberately to go together. I think I am a hopeless case. However I think it will all be very work suitable. I love stripy trousers with a colourful print knit top and already have red costume jewellery and a funky red handbag, and even a choice of red shoes, depending on how badly my knees are hurting.
Plus its even corporate as my companies logo is white on a red background. (Have I convinced anyone yet?, I have managed to convince myself already!)
The next PR wardrobe contest starts in July, so will have to see if I can hold off until then. If not I might do my own little Ruthie SWAP in May and June and post it on the blog. Or perhaps Elizabeth will be hosting a Summer Sew Along on Stitcher's Guild I can join in with?
Since I am currently resisting it (as I have more pieces to make for Amber Glow) I have not actually pulled any of the pieces from the fabric cupboard, though a few have been auditioned and then put away again.
One thing I do want to do on any new pairs of trousers is add pockets which are large enough to hold a Blackberry. I now have one from work, and keep putting it down, so pockets in all trousers has become essential, and is probably cuter than buying a waist holster for the thing.
(Previously I had a work mobile phone, and avoided mislaying it by having it on a cable round my neck all day, I looked a dork, but it worked, BBs don't have a hole for a cord in the same way so can't continue that anymore.)