My wardrobe has not evolved since I was eight years old. In fact, my wardrobe is less functional and varied now than it was way back then. When I was a child, my clothes fell into three categories: school clothes, Sunday dresses, and play clothes. In the early 60s, girls did not wear pants to school and my pants were considered play clothes. But I had school dresses and Sunday dresses. Today, the lines separating the categories have blurred. My work clothes and church clothes are essentially the same. Since I wear pants to work everyday, I own very few dresses. I've gone backward. It's sad.
This realization came to me while I was standing in front of my closet on a recent Sunday morning, looking for something to wear to church. I simply do not have enough dresses. Really, what beats a dress for quick and easy church dressing? A dress and necklace and I'm styled and ready to go! To address this challenge, I've decided to dedicate PR Weekend to dresses! SWAP now stands for Shopping With A Purpose! I can shop without stress because I'm freeing myself from my compulsion to buy coordinating fabrics for tops and bottoms. Any and all fabrics are open to me, yet I won't be overwhelmed because I'll have a specific goal. I've already identified several dress patterns, some for knits and some for wovens, so it will be very easy to assign patterns to fabric once I actually buy the fabric. All I have to do is find fabric I like. That won't be a problem. If I happen to see coordinates, I'll snatch them up, but dresses are my focus.
Now that I have this new definition of SWAP, I can't wait for PR Weekend!