After realizing I didn't have the black denim that I *thought* I had, I went back to the original inspiration photo of the Common Core Wardrobe and looked at it very hard.
I asked myself questions like 'What do you really want out of a SWAP? What is the real goal here?'
And I realized that I really, really wanted a Core Wardrobe.
With the possible secondary aim of developing a TNT shirt pattern.
Using patterns/fabric I've been intending to sew but hadn't got around to it yet kinda figured in as well.
But the number one goal is...basic neutral wardrobe.
So as I thought about that I realized that I probably was going to have to axe the tweed jacket. As much as I love the fabric, it is not part of the basic wardrobe.
Likewise the gray stripe pants.
Basic, Lisa. Those things will be great add-ons, but for now...basic.
And, as I thought, I remembered a project that has been bagged up since 2007. Fabric, pattern (which HAS been traced but not fitted), buttons...
It's a taupey gray wool gab trench coat.. I promised myself I would make it in 2007, but all I got done was tracing the pattern. Then I suddenly wasn't sure I liked that pattern and...well, I broke my promise.
But a taupey gray wool gab trench coat is very basic. And it works with the rest of the wardrobe.
But, wow. Can I do something that involved and still finish the rest of the SWAP by the due date?
I'm'a gonna need to make up my mind really soon...time is ticking away...