I think that I may have been right when I proclaimed last week that the beginning of the end of Summer may have arrived. Since my proclamation, the weather has been consistently cool in the morning and at night.
I really don't mind that the weather is changing. One of the things that I like about living where I do is the change of seasons. While I prefer some seasons to others and sometimes think that I would like to live somewhere where the weather is consistently that of my favourite season, at the end of the day, I like the clothing variety that accompanies changing seasons.
With Fall approaching, I am reminded of the numerous tasks that I should probably get to sooner rather than later, particularly those that will ensure that I am able to wear certain pieces of clothing this Fall. I (personally) do not do a lot of clothing alterations and/or repairs. I can sew on a button (or snaps or hooks and eyes) and I can do hems (on pants, skirts and dresses), but that is about the extent of my dressmaking abilities at present. (Although, I will admit to having sewn my own clothes when I was at university, not all that badly either, I might add. These days, though, my dressmaking abilities are really limited by the time I have (or I should say time that I don't have) to devote to them.)
Because of the limits on my dressmaking abilities, when I purchase clothing, it generally has to be "ready to wear". If it needs any amount of work, short of having a button, etc. moved, a hem done or shoulder pads ripped out (I do this a lot as I hate, HATE, shoulder pads), I won't buy it. Sometimes, I won't even buy something if it needs a hem done.
Notwithstanding this avoidance of clothing that needs altering, every once in a while, I will buy a skirt that needs a button, etc. moved or a pair of pants that need to be hemmed. Right now, at least three skirts and a pair of pants come to mind that need this kind of minor altering.
I should really get to this work, because if I don't, I won't be able to wear these items come Fall (or come anytime for that matter). And, when I think about these items, I think that I would really like to be able to wear them this Fall!
Maybe this is something that I could do to keep my mind off shopping once my shopping prohibition kicks in on September 1!
shirt: American Apparel
sweater vest: American Apparel
tie: Gap, mens, from my accessories collection
skirt/shorts: Club Monaco
bag: H&M, from my accessories collection