The Day After Halloween

Or November 1. Or something.

Something broke in my brain last night when I was trying to decide what to wear to take the Girl out trick-or-treating with our friends.  I came to the stark realization that I have nothing to wear.  As in 2 pairs of jeans, a skirt, a business suit, 5 T-shirts that are in good enough shape to wear out of the house, underwear, bras and socks.  That sort of nothing. 

So.  Now I need to figure out what I need, what I will wear, how much I’m reasonably going to be able to make, and what I should set aside from my weekly pay.  So far, I have:

  • another skirt, maybe two
  • a good pair of trousers (at least one <a href=”http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/clover”>Clover</a&gt; and another type of trouser)
  • possibly a couple of pretty goth-type things; maybe for next Halloween, most likely for before
  • another pair of jeans (definitely store-bought for this)
  • a white shirt
  • a black or purple shirt
  • some new socks/stockings

I’d like to try making all these things except for the jeans.  Jeans sewing (and really, jeans fitting), scares the hell out of me.  But I’ve successfully made and fitted slacks and trousers for myself.  I know I can do that.

First though, I think I’d like a skirt.  Maybe the <a href=”http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/zinnia”>Zinnia</a&gt; I bought for my birthday this year.  There’s some black crepe that I could use for the pleated version, but it’d have to be lengthened.  By quite a bit.  Not because I’m 7 feet tall, either.