Whoa you guys, it’s almost April. Where did March go? I think in the past month since I returned from vacation in FL, I sat down at my machine maybe two or three times. Absolutely crazy, right? And that’s kind of how it’s been around here lately.
This month I took a new position with my company and no longer work from home…which is a good thing, but also a big adjustment for me! I’ve been spoiled these past two years working from home – I could pick up groceries on my lunch break, throw in a load of laundry at the laundromat between emails, and my commute was nonexistent (and living in yoga pants and hoodies all day everyday had its perks). Now I have to go to bed at a reasonable hour so I can get up early for my drive to work (no more midnight sewing sessions), and weekends are the time now that I have to get “life stuff ” done like laundry, groceries, and chores. I come home from the office and just plop down in front of the TV at night now, no energy to do anything other than cook dinner. I know I sound whiny…but I’ve never had an office job with a commute before! It’s an adjustment I’m getting used to, and I think I’m starting to settle into a routine now. Once travel kicks up into high-gear, that’ll be another story…
And with a new job comes a need for more “office appropriate” clothes, even though our dress-code is pretty lax. I have a pile of fabric from my last NYC trip and plans for everything I brought home, but it’s been difficult to find time to cut anything out and whip up some new spring clothes. This past weekend I made two Renfrew tees and came to a realization that now that my time is so limited, I don’t want to make basics anymore – I’d rather spend the time I have making things I can’t find in the store, like cute dresses and pretty tops. I’m also ok now with not having a completely handmade wardrobe, which I was striving towards this past year and really limited the clothing I bought – it’s just not possible to do now with the time I have.
But let me tell you – it’s been hard finding RTW things I like out at stores! Just this evening I stopped at the mall to find some things for a long trip next week and I was non-plussed by the options out there. Everything was so blah – the colors, the shapes, the styles. It made me really happy that I don’t have to be a prisoner to RTW, but on the flipside, I don’t have the time to whip up a whole new wardrobe (I wish!!). After avoiding retail for so long, it was a bit of an eyeopener to see what options are really out there.
Well enough with the rambling, just wanted to share what’s going on over here since it’s been pretty quiet this month other than my wrap dress sewalong stuff. Oh, and I cut my hair, too this month – 5″ off and I don’t even miss it.
Hope your March went well, will it ever warm up???