Bought 3 pairs of shoes, and 2 cargo capris.
|In with the new (new-to-me!)|
As I was shopping for these items, I was mentally figuring out what I could "trade" them for in my current wardrobe. I don't know about you, but my closet and dresser are full. I can't afford to acquire without getting rid of something at the same time.
As I was trying on clothing, however, I ran into a recurring Goodwill theme of mine: I can fix that! I can restyle that! Wouldn't this look cute if only... this sleeve were changed! So often I buy clothing that becomes "project" as it awaits my restyling efforts. Indeed, both pairs of capris that I bought are now sitting in my mending pile: the khaki pair needs a new drawstring, and the black ones need hemming (I am very particular about my capri pants length--almost always have to hem them.) But I don't consider those sewing tasks to be "project", just mending.
On the other hand, after being around so much clothing, I decided to take a quick look in the "project" area to see if there are any Goodwill-clothing-restyle items hanging around that I am no longer in love with. Fresh in my mind was the powerful knowledge that cute, wearable clothing exists on the racks right now at Goodwill--I don't need to chain myself to outdated ideas that I had when I impulsively bought "I can fix that!"
discarded project because I had disassembled and cut and pinned already: GONE. And some gauzy rayon-y striped something that had been totally disassembled, and which I have no desire to sew into something new.