Just some musing today...
We are 7 months into the wardrobe; that's 8 sets if you count the core set that was introduced in December.
And I have done the core set and three more...so I've done half of them so far.
And, having a bum shoulder (which is recovering nicely so far) I can't really do anything for at least another week. So I sat down with the computer and looked over the Vivienne Files picks for April - July...recognizing that August is going to drop in 4 days and I'll be another set behind, lol.
Is it feasible to actually do this at this point?
I made a spreadsheet, looking at each month's choices...not just the ones for the Hydrangea Scarf. I had been following the Hydrangea Scarf wardrobe additions pretty closely, because, you know, I had the exact scarf, but looking at the April set...I had to make some decisions. Janice likes to use cardigans as button up stand alone tops; I'm just not comfortable doing that. The stretchy buttonholes in sweater cardigans don't feel secure enough to me to be worn without an underlayer. The Hydrangea Scarf is the only wardrobe with two cardigans chosen for April, and I'm pretty sure they're meant to be used as stand alone tops. The other five wardrobes just have pullover tops or sweaters. So I am going to wander away from the strict application of the Hydrangea picks, starting in April, and look at what all the wardrobes had added. Which, being honest, is pretty much what I did in 2019 when I tried this the first time.
Once I gave myself permission to more loosely interpret the additions, I took a fresh look at my closet. What did I have that could work?
Once I did that, I'm down to needing to sew pretty much just ONE thing for each set. Which is perfectly doable...if I make it a personal priority. For instance, there are two navy skirts in the sets and...I couldn't believe it, but I don't own a single navy skirt. So I'll make the two skirts at the same time...while I have blue thread in the serger, lol.
Anyway, the upshot is that I decided to press on and see what I can get done.
And I'm actually curious to see how Janice will transition this very bright, springy wardrobe into fall.
So, hang on, we ain't quitting yet....