My plans are all up in the air again. I loved the Berry SWAP on paper but when I started describing each piece to a sewing friend and thinking if it would work in my lifestyle I really backed away from it. I'd done some sewing research at lunch time in a nearby department store and so had a good mental imagine of what was current, and some of the planned pieces were just not going to cut it - the border print skirt for example.
I started again still incorporating some of the Berry
pieces but also some more classic navy blue and mid grey since its my
business wardrobe I want to bolster. This also reduces the number of
pieces all in the same colour - something I put in SWAP plans a lot, but
then get bored with actually sewing. I'll let it mature a little and
then update my thread.
I've left it 24 hours and not only do I still like the 'Berry Business'
collection still, I keep thinking of extra things the new grey and navy
3PACs would work with from my existing wardrobe. I have swiped images from rtw for this, but they give the general idea of the colours and styles if not the exact pieces I hope to sew.
So here is the first cut
Navy 3 PAC
Navy boiled wool jacket
Cream knit top
Navy and cream checked cutabout skirt
Grey 3 PAC
Grey boucle jacket
Cream self striped blouse
Grey ponte skirt
Berry 3 PAC
Burgundy ponte jacket
Pink silky cowl neck top
Burgundy ponte skirt
Grey ponte dress
Burgundy ponte dress
The tops will work between most of the 3 PACs, and the dresses work with the various jackets, especially with added scarf or necklace.